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Spirituality
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Spiritual
Refl ections
Life-changing truths
by Pastor Moe Redding, Light of Christ Church situation, has the power to help, and actually wants to attempt the impossible: God’s work on our own
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, you to bring your tired, burdensome, overwhelmed power. It cannot be done. The true work God has
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and life to him. Simply put, He loves you. for you is easy and His burden is light because His
learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, If you will come to him, Jesus promises to give Spirit does the work! God’s work through God’s
and you will fi nd rest for your souls. For my yoke is you rest for your soul. Sleep can give your body power will bring rest to your soul.
easy and my burden is light.” rest. Medication might help quiet your mind. Only Jesus is also gentle and humble. He will not
–– Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus can give you rest for your soul. He alone is shout to get your attention. He never forces or
able to forgive all your sins, remove your guilt, heal coerces anyone into a relationship with him. He will
In just three sentences, Jesus teaches some your hurt, love you without limits, give you eternal patiently knock at the door of your life, speaking to
incredible, life-changing truths. He tells us to come salvation, and change you to be more like him. And you in a still, small, quiet voice. Part of hearing Jesus
to him. This is different than telling us to follow a yet, as wonderful as this is, there is more to soul rest is quieting our noisy, busy lives. Find a solitary
list of rules, to try harder to be a better person or than an unburdened life. place where you can spend time with God. Open
even to go to church. Jesus came to establish new, Jesus is very clear: Part of fi nding rest for your your Bible – if you need a Bible, we give them away
dynamic, spirit-fi lled relationships. This personal soul is when you take his yoke (work) upon you. on Sunday mornings – give the Lord time, and he
relationship with Jesus is available to you right now, God has a good, pleasing, perfect plan for your life. will speak words of faith, hope, life and love to you.
regardless of your circumstances. He wants you to You are not here by accident. How peaceful the soul Lastly, what does God get out of all of this? The
come to him. that has found its God-given work! Jesus will remove greatest gift you could ever give him: a personal,
Who comes to him? Generally speaking, the your burdens and replace them with his work. What eternal relationship with you.
same people who looked for him 2,000 years ago: is unique about the work God has for you is that it is
the tired and overwhelmed. When things are going powered by the Holy Spirit. God’s purpose for you is
Light of Christ meets at Jacobson Elementary, next to their
offi ce building at Queen Creek and Pennington in the Southern
well, or at least manageable, we tend to go our own not just discovering what you are meant to do, but
Chandler/Ocotillo area. Services are held at 9 a.m. on Sundays.
way. However, when life begins to crush us, we how you are meant to do it. First the Spirit works in Contact the offi ce at 480-899-1400 or visit www.loc-az.org.
might actually call out to God. Is this where you are us, and then the Spirit works through us. Missing
today? If so, you are in the perfect place for the Spirit this point will burn you out, wear you down, or at
to get to work. Open your heart to Jesus right now best leave you feeling empty and disillusioned. This
and talk with him. He completely understands your is why even pastors can burn out! We are tempted
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