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“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” – Matthew 11:29-30

We are content, full of energy and ready to do whatever we have to do if we are well rested. Sleep is not rest. Sleep and rest work together in getting every part of us restored, but they are not the same thing. When we find ourselves in a place of exhaustion, where we have become grouchy and lose our temper more easily, at such times, others even find it difficult to be around us because we are actually in a place of “burn out.”

Specialists have defined five stages of sleep, from light sleep to very deep. During the night sleep, we normally cycle in and out of the five stages of sleep. We wake up rested if the majority of our sleeping hours were in the deep stages of sleep. Also, to wake up rested it is important to get at least 20% of the sleep time where we dream and process information.

Sleeping is for our physical body, but for us to be restored and refreshed when we wake up next morning, we need to experience the rest that Jesus is talking about in the above verses.


It is important to do everything from a position of being “yoked with Jesus.” When we remain in Him and He in us, it changes everything. We seek His help to follow His direction. When we ask for His counsel to do things His way, we know we can depend on Him and learn from Him in every situation. By learning to do all things with Jesus and being meek, gentle, humble and submissive to God, we find true rest and peace for our souls. When our hearts and minds are at peace, we will be able to sleep deep, to truly rest and to be our best, that God created us to be. Life is good and blessed when we live it for the Lor


Thank You Father God for creating us to be blessed as long as we remember to depend on You, dear Jesus! Teach us to be humble, meek and gentle as You are, to remain calm and collected when things do not work out as we want them to. We long to have Your peace and rest.

Please help us remember that we have to choose to not lose our temper and not try to rule the whole universe when we should be sleeping. Thank You so much for the truth that when we are yoked with You, Your woke is easy and Your burden is light, because You do the hard part and we get to do it all the easy way. Glory and honor to Your Holy Name. Amen

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