Saturday, July 2, 2016

Yoked Up with Jesus

Just thinking out loud here - don't throw rocks!

If we confess Jesus as Lord and that the bible is God breathed yet we call each other heretics - We should probably tie ropes around each other's waists and and see if we are both following Jesus in our daily walk.

We need to work things out in the spirit of Love, not fight each other. Seeking the Truth (Jesus is the Person of Truth) should trump being right in our own minds.

When I encounter Christians, it is almost a knee jerk response for them to find out if the my beliefs line up with theirs. It seems like unity is not the goal, but disunity. This thought process somewhat preempts a lot of work we could do together for Kingdom Purposes.

Have you noticed that in your walk? Does the question of “what denomination are you?” come up in such a way that it seems more important than, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and visiting the sick?

Here is a passage that I ponder on that may be of value to this thought process.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:29-30

A yoke is an instrument to tie us together like oxen are yoked together for working in the field. Jesus wants us to yoke up with Him. I have found that as we work the harvest we are learning by experience what the Word is saying. We are actually learning of Christ while we work! Before we work in the field, it is more speculation, i.e. hearing and not doing.

When we are arguing with other Christians - I keep thinking "Shouldn't we be working together yoked up to Jesus?"

Let's ponder on this today. What do you think?