Emanna for 03/10/2019
Resting in Christ with a Meek and Lowly Heart (2)
Matt 11:28 Come to Me all who toil and are burdened, and I will give you rest. (29) Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (30) For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Words of Ministry
(Part 2 of 2) The Lord Jesus was not only meek but also lowly in heart. We often have wild thoughts and fleshly desires. We have vain hopes and fruitless schemes. We often compare ourselves to other brothers and sisters, and we are not happy when they are ahead of us; we want to be taller and greater than they are. Our thoughts are filled with pride and boasting. We are not lowly in heart, and we are not like the Lord Jesus. Our Lord is meek and lowly in heart. His eyes are not haughty, and He never hopes to gain anything for Himself. He is willing to accept everything from God. He can say that it is enough, and He is satisfied. This is being meek and lowly in heart. Brothers and sisters, are you satisfied with what God has given you? Or do you constantly covet more and greater things? Is God's provision enough for you? Or do you insist on your way concerning certain things and affairs? Many people have great ambitions and aspirations, but these things do not count in God's eyes, and God cannot use such ones. They are not lowly in heart, and they do not have rest. They do not have any rest because they are not satisfied with what God has given them. Our Lord Jesus is meek; He is pliable before God. Our Lord Jesus is also lowly in heart; He does not demand anything for Himself. Only those who are meek can be led by God, and only those who are lowly in heart can satisfy God's desire. The Lord's own experience shows us that we have to take His yoke and learn from Him in order to find rest. Our biggest problem is that we often despise God's will. As a result, we find no rest for our soul and are not joyful. All those who have some experience can testify that nothing is more joyful than consecration, and nothing brings more happiness than placing oneself in the Lord's hand and under His direction. If we are not joyful and satisfied in heart, the only possible reason for this is that we have not taken the Lord's yoke and learned from Him. This kind of joy is a deeper joy, in which everything we have is delivered to us by the Father, and we can say, "Yes, Father, whatever You decide is the best." This is what we see from our Lord's experience.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, General Messages, Vol. 37, The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, pp.207-209. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.