A most gracious invitation

One day when I was feeling overburdened and discouraged and was wondering why it seemed that the more earnestly I prayed and the more I grew spiritually the more problems I had, I remembered Jesus' invitation: "Come unto me, all ye that labour 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." Matt. 11:28, 29;

Never in history was there a man with greater responsibility. Yet he could say, "My yoke is easy, and my burden is light." v. 30; Jesus was humbly aware that he could do nothing of himself, that the source of his ability and strength was his perfect and permanent unity with God.

Could I take his yoke upon me and learn of him? Of course I could, by accepting the invitation of this tender Way-shower and acknowledging my complete dependence on God. This would be the first step.

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Mind is not a battleground
November 13, 1978

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