Do you hear the whisper of My voice?
Amidst the din, the cacophony of the loud hustle and bustle noise of the world, listen…
Listen for my powerfully-gentle voice!
I AM peace
I AM joy
I AM love
I AM the truth
I AM wisdom
I AM the way!
I invite you to come to Me and rest in the glory-cloud of My goodness.
Take My hand and walk with Me—one step at a time.
I AM your Helper who never leaves you or forsakes you.
My name is Jesus, the only begotten Son of the most-high God!
I came to seek the lost and bring them back to My Father who redeems all things for the sake of His holy, pure and glorious Name which is above all and before all and beyond all things.
Surrender it all to Me. Where your treasure is, there also is your heart… so let Me hold it all.”
Jesus, I see a picture of someone who is holding so very much. Their arms are more than full and it looks so heavy. As I watch, they are trying to protect what looks like gift-wrapped boxes from those who come, one after the other, to take for themselves.
Jesus, the burden of trying to protect what they have collected, and are now working so very hard to protect, looks like such a heavy burden. I see the frustration and anger building in their eyes. I see desperation rising as they work to protect what they are holding.
What will they do? Who will help them? What will happen?
Jesus, I hear you say;
“Come to Me. All of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, come to Me. I will give you rest.
Lay it all down so that you are free to receive the gifts that I have for you. One at a time.
What I give you is life-giving and is light to carry. And you will never be alone. My Spirit is (and will always be) your Helper, wise Counsellor, all-knowing Guide, and your Advocate.
As you rest in Me, your weariness is washed away. Peace envelops you filling every part of your being. Joy is your everyday strength that builds you up. My loving-kindness fills you with hope that never leaves. You are now free to sing and dance as we walk together.
One step at a time directed and empowered by My grace.
Beloved, in Me, you are home—forever and wonderfully home!
‘… Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”‘ – Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)