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Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
There is no decision more important than accepting Jesus' invitation to come to Him and take His yoke upon you. He claims that once you do, you can learn from Him and find rest for your soul. But what does His yoke look like? What does it feel like? And for that matter, what kind of relationship requires a yoke?
The Bible is full of illustrations to help us understand our relationship with Jesus. Obviously, is singularly sufficient or there would not be so many. Each, however, reveals a portion of truth that when combined with others moves us closer to understanding our relationship with Him.
In this book I use the illustration of an ox cart to help you examine your relationship with Jesus, with others, and with yourself. I explore your oneness and separateness in Him along with what it means to wear His yoke. I also describe the often stark contrast between who others may say you are with whom God declares you to be. I also identify many difficulties you may encounter in your life, and God’s provision for overcoming them.
Since part of God’s provision is His Son’s body, the Church, I compare a healthy congregation to a Club of christ (lowercase “c” intended). I also offer insight into strategies for helping others in a way that does not compromise your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Most of these insights come from Scripture, while others are based in biblical counseling.
The overall message of this book is that we are born into a difficult world of deceiving lies, and can be redeemed into Jesus’ body of renewing love.
You have a choice. Everyone wears a yoke, and your choice of whose you wear will determine to what extent you live your life abundantly. If you take the yoke of Jesus and learn from Him, God will use your painful and difficult experiences along with His healing grace to renew and conform you to the image of His Son.
I hope this ox cart illustration and the Chapters on helping others will be used by the Holy Spirit to deepen your understanding of God’s truth, and bring about in you a greater oneness with Jesus, with others, and within yourself; it has for me.
Take a risk and read what a veterinarian with a masters degree in social work has learned from animals and people about the yoke of Jesus and how to help others.
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