The Invitation is Still Open

The invitation does not expire. This is what the Lord reminded me of early this past Sunday morning. I had been carrying a burden the entire week prior. As I approached the weekend, the burden would intensify. I had no idea what was going to happen or what was wrong, I just knew what I knew and could not explain it. Well, I continued to pray the Word of God and I prayed using the gift of unknown tongues. The burden would lift, and then it would return. As I left my bedroom and escaped to a different room in my home, I began to worship and pray. This is when the Father spoke to me. He reminded me that the invitation to rest was still available and that it would never expire. The verse that resounded in my heart was Matthew 11:28-29:

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” NLT

On Tuesday afternoon, I received confirmation as to why I had heaviness. There was something that happened in my family, but thank God, it was not as tragic as it could have been had I not prayed, amid my not knowing. God will always alert us if we would only pay attention. I am also thankful that when we carry burdens of our own and the burdens that others place upon us, we can be assured that Jesus is always there to assist us in carrying heavy loads. He will also help us to rest during the process.

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Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey