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CAC THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Tuesday, December 25, 2018 TOPIC: THE YOKE OF DISCIPLESHIP

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THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

TOPIC: THE YOKE OF DISCIPLESHIP

Read: Matthew 11:25-30
MEMORISE: 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 11:29-30).

EXPOSITION
Jesus invites all burdened individuals to come to Him for rest, yet so often we misunderstand what He is offering. When stress and problems weigh us down, the most natural response is to ask God for relief: “Lord, I cannot carry this anymore. I am going to leave it here with You.” Having dumped the burden like bag of garbage, we walk away but remain unchanged inside.

God does not operate that way. Christ’s invitation is to join Him in the yoke so you can walk and work together. He does not want just your burden; He wants you. The yoke of Christ is a symbol of discipleship, characterised by submission and obedience to Him. God’s goal is not simply to give relief by removing a weighty trial or affliction; He longs to draw you to Himself in close and trusting relationship. Those who take His offer, will turn from their old ways and be transformed.

The process of lightening the load begins with learning to know and understand the Lord, and accept His will alone. The burden is not necessarily removed, but our thoughts and responses are changed as we begin to love Him, trust Him, believe His promises, and rely on His power. Then, as the weight of affliction shifts from our shoulders to His, we will discover relief, although the situation may remain unchanged.

Dear reader, remember that being yoked with Christ results in rest for your soul. Life’s pressures may not lessen, but if you are intimately linked with Jesus, your soul is free from anxiety, and His peace is ruling in your heart. You have nothing to lose except your weariness, but much to gain-everlasting peace.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Let Your peace rule my heart always, O Lord.
2. O Lord, let all Your children who are being afflicted by the devil be totally and permanently delivered, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, help me to remain under Your canopy all days of my life.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Zechariah 1 -5

Author: CAC WORLDWIDE
Remain Blessed!

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