Oct 11, 2019 | Daily Decrees, Pastor Brenda Kunneman


Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NLT).


When Jesus spoke about us taking His “yoke” upon us, He was using a term that refers to a harness worn by a set of oxen or plowing animals. He was emphasizing that the pressures and demands of this life can tether us to an unseen harness of sorts that causes us to live every day feeling as if we are just plowing through rather than living. It’s like the old saying “surviving not thriving.” What Jesus was saying is that when we live our lives in such a way that we are “harnessed” to or focused on Him, rather than just immersed in all the pressures of this life, we will find that the heavy burdens life can pile upon us are alleviated. Focus today on the Lord’s ability to alleviate those pressures and declare that you are free from every feeling of being burdened down!


Taken from The Daily Decree devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman’s daily decrees, click here to order The Daily Decree.