Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28-30 KJV
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ And he also said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:6, 12) Jesus is saying, WATCH and LISTEN to how I walked this earth as a PILGRIM, and WALK IN THE SAME WAY, with the same HEART, and the same DESIRE; to do the work of the one who sent HIM! Jesus walked in our SHOES, so He could understand our struggles in this earthly body, and we are supposed to now, WALK IN HIS SHOES, and be like our MASTER! In other translations MEEK is replaced with; Lowly and humble in heart, gentle, humble in SPIRIT!
Leader, in the BE-ATTITUDES, in other words the ATTITUDES that are TO BE lived by every TRUE FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST- we are told; “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5). Adrian Rodgers says the BE-Attitudes are in order- one begets the other. First we must be POOR IN SPIRIT; we must know our condition. We are at enmity with God in our flesh, we must have a change in SPIRIT. Then we become MOURNERS- we experience contrition for our evil, sinful nature and we are saddened and cry out to God. Then we can place ourselves under God’s control; He is my Master. John 15:20 Jesus states the order and the eventual outcome;” Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you.”
Conduit, we are called to be CHRIST LIKE- and CHRIST was MEEK! Meekness is NOT weakness. Meek means YIELDED, STRENGTH under control, metaphorically- a Broken, Bridled STALLION! Just like that stallion is under His Rider, HIS MASTERS control, he has been broken, he has been MEEKED- this is our similar role with God the Father. Our Dreams, Ambitions and POWER must be YIELDED to GOD’S WILL, WAY and WORD! Just Like Jesus; when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus was in great sorrow; He took with Him Peter, James, and John, and began to be deeply troubled and distressed. And He told them, “My soul is consumed with sorrow to the point of death. (Matthew 14:33-34) saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42) When a stallion has been broken it still possesses the same POWER, FIRE and DRIVE, but now someone else is guiding them! Today, be LIKE JESUS and BE LIKE PAUL and put your power under HIS CONTROL and be MEEK! “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” (Galatians 2:20) Luke 9:23-24; And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.” Have a compliant Spirit and be like JESUS and let HIM ride the WILD HORSE!