“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30)
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand:(Psalm 37:23-24)
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing” (Isaiah 10:27).
It is not grievous to serve the Lord. Sometimes the Lord requires us to make some tough decisions and walk through what seems like endless storms, but if we’ll just keep walking and trusting in his undying love: we can be overcomers in spite of the fiery darts the devil throws our way.
We don’t have to stop living just because God chose us to serve in a unique way. There are people that I may reach with the gospel that you will never be in contact with, and the same goes for you. Each person commissioned by the Lord to “Go” is responsible to fulfill that calling. Sometimes people reject the gentle wooing of the Holy Ghost; too often people choose to deny it. When the Lord speaks to your spirit it is time to say, “Yes, Lord.” It’s time to serve: seek his face; study the Word; bask in his presence; listen for his voice.
To be used by God should be the desire of every believer, but aren’t we ALL used by God when we take the time to pray? Our prayers will touch heaven and the lives of everyone that we pray for. It is sad when we have the mindset that we are not important to the body. We are all important to the body.
It will take saints who desire to seek the Lord unconditionally, no matter what battles they are facing, to move us forward in faith. Do you believe that the Lord is coming soon? We have heard it for years, until it’s almost a cliché. Just as sure as the sunrise, so will the Lord come again.
When you do have a burden and you are required to carry a yoke about your neck, the Lord tells us that the very yoke that tries to hold you back, drag you down, and destroy your soul, will be destroyed when you have the anointing. He will be with you through every trial; you can trust him.
The key to finding his favor is worship. If we’ll learn to praise the Lord in the good times, and the not so good times; praise him when we feel like it, and even if we don’t; praise him when we feel hope, and praise him when we have lost faith in our own prayers; if we’ll only learn how to lean on him; he will lift us up and carry us to a new level of worship. We may not understand how we can have so many trials, yet praise God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, but we’ll do it because he is worthy.
Having the anointing of God is our hope. May the blessing and the anointing of the Almighty God, manifest itself into your life.