Promise of the Day: Matthew 11:28

by Rebecca Olmstead on April 2, 2017

in Promise of the Day


Today’s promise is Matthew 11:28:

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Come to ME

Does anyone else out there need to be freed from the burden of “What I need to do?” This false belief brings nothing but guilt and self-condemnation. It sucks the joy right out of my life! And that’s just what it is, false! I need my time alone with The Lord every day to let Him remind me that all He wants from me–is me. During these hours with Him, when He has my full attention, when I can simply adore Him and soak in His love, I realize that all of my “working” for Him is not about Him at all. It’s about me, and my need to prove myself worthy of Him. Which, of course, I can’t. There is true rest in Jesus, because He has done all that needs to be done. Once we receive Him, it is He who works trough us to accomplish His will. We just have to let Him.

Heavenly Father, I ask for all of us who strive in vain to earn Your love, that You would help us simply come to You and rest in the peace of being Your children, that we may focus on worshiping You as You complete the good work You’ve begun in us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Have a victorious day in The Lord!



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Don White February 25, 2015 at 10:05 AM

THANK YOU for your encouragement for a DAILY communion time with the Lord. Why do we make ourselves too busy for the One who gave us our days in the first place?


Rebecca Olmstead February 25, 2015 at 10:52 AM

I suspect that question goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden, Don. Even though I rise early and spend the first hours of my day with Him, it seems like remaining in Him for the rest of the day still takes intention and discipline. My constant prayer is that the more time I spend in His presence, the more His presence will remain with me. I believe Him when He says, “Draw near to Me, and I will draw near to you.” 🙂


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