Saturday, July 19, 2014

Intimacies & Knowledge



"Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer:

'Thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth.  You've concealed Your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people.  Yes, Father, that's the way You like to work.'

Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly.  'The Father has given me all these things to do and say.  This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge.  No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does.  But I'm not keeping it to Myself; I'm ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen.

Are you tired?  Worn out?  Burned out on religion?  Come to Me.  Get away with Me and you'll recover your life.  I'll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with Me and work with Me - watch how I do it.  Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.  I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.  Keep company with Me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.'"
- Matthew 11:25-30 {The Message}

 
Tired, worn out, burned out?  Yeah, that would just about sum it up for way too many of us, Lord.  We come to You believing that You are able to show us how to live with a greater lightness in our spirits and a more vibrant freedom in Your service.  We're more than ready for that to happen! 
Revive us by Your priceless amazing grace.
 
 
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20 comments:

  1. Love The Message---it always speaks to me! Yes-the Father/Son intimacies---AND He desires to share it all with us!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. No one and nothing can begin to meet those deepest needs of our souls like Jesus ... No one.

      Weekend joys, my friend ...

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  2. "Revive us by Your priceless amazing grace." Linda-yes! So grateful to read your words at Lisha's.
    Peace and good to you in Jesus' name.
    Chelle

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  3. Christ's focus and intent was so singular, it never deviated. He was unencumbered, and free to remain focused on his Father. No wonder he instructed us to do as he did - it's the only way to walk in freedom.

    Don't you melt at the thought of keeping company with him - dwelling in the unforced rhythms of his grace...
    So good.

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    1. Unencumbered. Yes, this I love, Pat.

      You said it all in just one simply complex word.

      And yes, melting ...

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  4. Living with a greater lightness...I could probably use some of that! Great post, Linda!

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    1. mmm ... His burden is light. This is where we want to be.

      Thanks for visiting this Sabbath morn', Holly ...

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  5. Great post, Linda! I have saved by this passage and His grace so many times. Have a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. Amen! His saving power and bountiful grace has no end ...

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  6. Wonderful message in this beautiful passage. Thanks for sharing it in the "Message". It reminded me of the importance of sharing the Gospel message. The Message of a personal relationship with Jesus.
    My husband pastors at a boys prison. We've been talking lately about the importance of returning home and finding a place to worship. We've been talking to them about 'jail house' religion. This version of these verses is a wonderful follow up! Thank you for sharing it!
    And thank you for coming by my blog. I am sorry I didn't get to your Bloom post. I visited a few and then my grandson came over. We did have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for joining us on it!
    More pics coming! Please pray for our family!
    Have a good week,
    Sherry

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    1. It's been good to meet you this weekend, Grantham! I look forward to connecting with you in the days ahead!

      ;-}

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  7. Hi Linda! This translation of the Scripture is so lovely...so relatable. I know I get burned out from time to time. Ugh. So hard to get back on track...but there is my Lord, who knows me all the way through. And speaks so tenderly too. How blessed are we?
    Have a restful night,
    Ceil

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    1. 'Speaks so tenderly.' What a heavenly Father, watching over us, protecting us, guiding our steps. I join you in that gratitude tonight, Ceil!

      Rest well, friend ...

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  8. "Revive us by Your priceless amazing grace."
    Yes, please!

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    1. Amen . Simply . Amen, Sarah!

      I hope this sabbath gave you rest for your soul, friend ...

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    2. No but my vacation last week did.
      Oh to be back at the beach...
      :)

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    3. Oh I hear you, Sarah. My favorite place this side of heaven ...

      ;-}

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  9. ... not only beautiful and so refreshing, but very wonderful advice for each day that we face with Christ.

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    1. Isn't it the richest blessing that He actually gave us clear instructions how to live? ! He surely knew that we'd need help along the way.

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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