Just Saying

#justsaying

Seems like these two words help us to justify anything we might want to say to people. I am as guilty as you might be. We have an opinion, have a rant, let people know what we are thinking and then casually add ‘hashtag, just saying’.

Yet my opinion counts for so little in comparison to the words of Jesus. I might be ‘just saying’ but Jesus said much more and of greater worth too.

When someone uses that phrase my suggestion is that we check out what Jesus said or even what the Apostle Paul taught the local churches he planted. Not just to dismiss what others say but lets make sure we line it up with the Word of God.

Love God. Love people. Develop a life of integrity. Work hard. Mind your own business. Put all your effort into living well with others. I guess it’s just about being the best follower of Jesus you can be.

#justsaying

Simple Reassurance

However tough life becomes and I know that life can become tough here are some precious words to never let go of…

‘Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls]. 

Jesus truly is the answer. Let me unpack this verse for you…

Feel laboured? Feel heavy-ladened? Feel overburdened?

Then come to Jesus. His desire is to ease, relieve and refresh our souls.

Is it really THAT simple? I think so. I just need to remember this more often. I don’t need to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. I have someone who WANTS to take the load from me. More than that He tells me that in Him I WILL find rest, relief, refreshment and recreation for my soul. That all that He has for me is WHOLESOME, USEFUL, GOOD, COMFORTABLE, GRACIOUS and PLEASANT [Matthew 11:28-30 AMP]

Sounds like an impossible deal. But that’s grace. That’s Jesus. No catch, just some simple reassurance from the words of our Master.

Matthew 23: Stay Humble

Jesus was not one for wasteful words.

If Jesus spoke – you better be listening. Maybe people don’t read the Bible because they consider ignorance as a reasonable excuse. It’s not.

‘For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted’

Easy to ‘big up’ yourself.
Staying humble is a discipline.
It brings rewards of its own kind.

If Jesus said it, then it must be right. All we have to do is live it – easy, right?