New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Trust has to be earned. It is hard for most of us to blindly trust someone unless we have a personal relationship with them.
Years ago, as a person young in the faith, I was always taught to trust God. The only problem was that even though I accepted Jesus, the Christ, as my Lord and Savior, I didnt have a relationship with him. Initially, I copied what everyone was doing in church. If they said, “Praise the Lord,” then so would I.
Over time, I began to feel empty, like I was just “playing church.” I remember going through some hard trials. One day I was just crying uncontrollably. I said, “God if you are real, show me how to have my own relationship with you. I want to know you for myself.”
I was born in Knoxville, TN. I was raised on gospel music. My father played the keyboards for the church choir. There was one song that came back to my memory, the day thay I was crying and upset. The song was entitled, “His Yoke is Easy.”
Through my tears I began to sing that song and I fell to my knees. I heard what the songwriter was saying. From that day forward, I knew God for myself. He spoke to my heart through music and still does to this day.
Now I walk with assurance knowing that God is ordering my steps. As the scripture says:
19 The Lord God is my strength.
He makes ·me like a deer (hinds feet) that does not stumble [L my feet like a deer’s]
so I can walk on the ·steep mountains [heights].
Please enjoy the worship video performed by Bishop Paul S. Morton entitled, “His Yoke Is Easy.”