An Easy Yoke

I named my blog “Sugar Free, Easy!” because once I started listening to my body’s hunger signals I could then figure out what I really felt like eating at any given meal.

Do I feel like having chicken? whole grains? brown rice and beans? rye bread with butter? vegetables? low sugar fruit tart with walnuts and yogurt? There is so much freedom! It’s really so EASY! The key is making sure you have the ingredients to make these foods on hand and prepared for when hunger strikes.

In Matthew 11:18-20 (NIV) it says,“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.”

Wow! Have you ever felt weary and burdened after going on and off a diet or by making the wrong food choices time and time again? I have! Jesus says, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.”

When two oxen are made to carry a load, a yoke is fitted around their necks in order to ease the load of the weaker ox. In this example, I am the weaker ox and Jesus is the stronger one. My plowing will be much EASIER with him beside me. If he is the stronger ox it would be wise for me to follow him and let him guide me.

The same could be said about letting him guide me in every area of my life including making healthy food choices. Even when I stumble in this area his grace covers me and I know the way back up. Thank you, Lord!

In what area of your life do you need to yoke yourself to Jesus?

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