Thankful Thursday! -- January 21, 2016

Thank you, Lord, for:

Sweet potato noodles with butter and salt!  Mmmmm!

The peace You give me even when things are unsettled!!  I trust in You, Oh Lord!!!

My son saw my car in a parking lot and came in to say hello💜

New glasses!!  I can see like never before!!👓

Friends with whom to share burdens and pray together

MELT instructor training at UCSD

 

 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will

give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am

gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

MATTHEW 11:28–30

 

 

Be calm, no matter what may befall you. Rest in Me. Be patient, and let patience have her perfect work. Never think things overwhelming. How can you be overwhelmed when I am with you?

Do not feel the strain of life. There is no strain for My children. Do you not see I am a Master Instrument-maker? Have I not fashioned each part? Do I not know just what it can bear without a strain? Would I, the maker of so delicate an instrument, ask of it anything that could destroy or strain?

No! The strain is only when you are serving another master, the world, fame, the good opinion of men—or carrying two days’ burden on the one day.

Remember that it must not be.

 

 

CONSIDER:

What burdens am I straining under?

What can I let go of that isn’t mine to handle anyway?"

 

Excerpt From: A. J. Russell. “God Calling.” Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2011. iBooks.