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My Yoke is Easy

The New King James Version of the Matthew 11: 28-30 reads as following:

“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.”

Lately, I have been searching my heart and realized I have strayed from what speaks to my soul and spirit. Learning about Native Americans' complete dependency on Creator God to survive has always spoken to me. Even more today, I have seen First Nation believers exude a kind of worship and God connection I desire.

I aspire to have that life, to walk Jesus's way, and closely commune with Father God. To achieve this desire, I have begun to read scripture diligently daily.

I have many versions of the Bible and reap the benefits of studying the different interpretations. I have now added the First Nations Version - An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament into my studies.

Here is the First Nations Version of Matthew 11:28-30:

"Come close to my side, you whose hearts are on the ground,

you who are pushed down and worn out, and I will refresh you.

Follow my teachings and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart,

and you will find rest from your troubled thoughts.

Walk side by side with me and I will share in your heavy load and make it light."

This version speaks to my heart; I pray it helps you feel the love of Jesus and gives you hope.

God's blessings and peace ~



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