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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Religion vs. Relationship


"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."  -Matthew 11:29


Animals working in teams are always yoked together.  In today's Our Daily Bread David McCasland shares the letter a woman in her early 90s wrote to her family that speaks to today's scripture:  "If you find that Christianity exhausts you, draining you of your energy, then you are practicing religion rather than enjoying a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Your walk with the Lord will not make you weary; it will invigorate you, restore your strength, and energize your life."  This is something we should always remember in all that we do.  What we do for Him will grow out of the relationship we have with Him because then His yoke is easy and His burden light.

I am grateful that a relationship with Christ always bears fruit through no effort of my own when I remain in Him.

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