Yokes on Me

What a love have we that Jesus gave it all so we could live. What an amazing freedom I have found in His cross. I melt at His awesome name and tears well up in my eyes when I think about His goodness. I am so undeserving, but yet He saw different.

I cannot earn what He has done, nor prove through actions that I am worthy. I used to try and prove my love through actions. This doesn’t work. You see, I had taken the verse “If you love Me, you will keep My commands” and I had used it as some sort of burden to prove my love. The truth is: His love revealed compels me. All I need to do I love Christ. Yes, because the more I love Him, the less I love myself and my selfish ways. If I focus on loving Christ, rather than proving my love to Christ, the burden is lifted. He bore my burden. WOW. This is freedom.

I LOVE JESUS. I am free of proving that I love Him through “not sinning” nor proving to man through empty actions. He removes the burden. I love Jesus and the closer I get the more I find myself doing what He wants and the less I find myself doing what I want.

Self-imposed Religious Burdens

When Jesus lifts the burdens of man, life is easy. It makes so much sense now. I used to burden myself down with the things we as Christians “should do” and found myself struggling to do them. I created a burden I could not carry. I was so burdened down in fact that I could count on one hand the amount of times that I would read or pray in A YEAR!! Wow… I just saw your mouth drop! I have nothing to hide because I have been transformed. I found it so hard to do the things we are supposed to do, that I found myself rarely doing them. I was dependant on sermons and church services to sustain me. Now I can’t get enough. I want to read and pray and be. I can’t stop thanking Him for all he has done FOR ME! What a journey…

Mat 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

It’s all so clear now!! 12 years of carrying burdens THAT I PUT ON MYSELF!

When I remove the burden of “proving my love” I find myself loving Him more, thus doing what He says. The proof of love comes after, not before. The evidence always follows the act.