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Yoke is Easy

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This is the great thing about freedom and letting Jesus be the focus of our schedules!  The easiness and lightness of it.

Our demands in our schedules feel heavy a lot of times.  Especially when they are things we don’t necessarily want to do.  (Although, I have to admit I really enjoy most of the scheduled things I have and I am doing them for that reason, they just tend to get heavier the more of them there are!)  But what I really desire is that free,easy, light feeling of when I leave time to relax and rest in my schedule.  Don’t we all?  Isn’t that why we look so forward to vacations and weekends?

So why don’t we do as Jesus says?  Why don’t we take up His light burden and easy yoke?  Why do we make it heavy and hard?  Why in our culture does everything have to be done to the nth degree?  What Jesus calls us to is simplified.

I haven’t figured out how I am going to simplify, but it is coming in the winds.  I need it.  My kids need it.  My husband needs it.

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In His Hands

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I have done a HORRIBLE job lately of putting things on my calendar.  And saying yes and being over helpful, but then not helpful at all–because I have been not only double scheduling but triple scheduling.  We showed up late a lot last week.  I had to cancel plans because of previous things that I should have known about.  I needed a lot of grace last week.

This week, I am putting myself in God’s hands.  I need Him to take care of me.  I need Him to help me say no, to get organized, and to remember what is actually on that calendar.

How about you?  Do you struggle with margin and scheduling?  I am realizing I set this precedent for myself in junior high and I am only getting worse.  I don’t want my kids to be like this as adults.  I want to model something different.  How about you?

So let’s pray on it:

God we ask you to hold us right in the palm of your hands.  Hold us close and help us to see the big picture, lead us to a time of sabbath that will refresh us.  Show us the ways to leave margin in our schedules that we may have more time for you and our families.  Let us remember that we must set an example of margin for others, that by leaving space in our schedules we are encouraging others to do the same.  May this habit of allowing space in our schedules bless us and remind us that we are in your hands, that you care for us at all time.

Amen

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