Daily Devotional for Saturday October 14, 2017


Matthew 11:28 (NASB) “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.


I couldn't wait to get home. While helping my son-in-law outside, it began to rain. All day long it rained, and the mud got deeper. It got so bad that it felt as if I was carrying an extra 5 pounds on each boot, but we kept going. We had a job to do and wanted to get it done. So, we worked through the rain and through the mud, but at the end of the day, I was exhausted. Today's verse is God calling all who are weary, those heavy-laden, to come to Him, and He will give us rest! Once home, I took a hot shower, found my favorite chair, and just sat. It was good to be dry, warm, and at home. That's how it is with God. When the struggles of the day, the burdens get too heavy, when the road seems impossible to pass, we can find comfort and rest in the arms of our God. That's if we go to Him. The best part of getting home was to be with my wife; she was waiting there for me, and God is there waiting for us as well - to comfort us and to bring us rest. So, what are you waiting for? Take some time and go to Him. He wants nothing more than to bless us.  


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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