Tag Archives: yoke

Sunday Stillness – Who are you tied to?

Sunday Stillness – Who are you tied to?


Watercolour pencil by Janis Cox 2016

The other day I read:

“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.” (Mathew 11:28-29, NIV).

I looked at that verse again. Jesus asks us to pick up His yoke; then He asks us to learn from Him.

As you can see from my picture, the yoke is made of two places to be held.

One would be for Jesus and one would be for me. That is closeness, isn’t it? Then we can work together. I thought about that. As He would move, I would move. As He stopped, I stopped. We could talk close together. I could hear His voice.

No wonder I would find peace and rest with Him beside me.

This week let’s take on that yoke. Let’s truly PACE ourselves. (tweet this)

P. – Perfectly
A. – Aligned to
C. – Christ’s
E. – Expectations


Lord, thank You for telling me again and again that You are tied to me. As I let You take the lead, I always feel at rest and peace. You are the LEADER. I am the follower. Help me to P.A.C.E. myself. I don’t need to be in control and to know the outcomes. I only need to share in Your wisdom and love to find joy in living. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

Remember to always put on the yoke of Jesus , not just to relieve the weight but to allow His direction. When Jesus is joined with us by the yoke, He is driving. Let Him drive.

Today is Sunday Stillness.


Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. Available in Kindle Format, in bookstores, online and from her website. Curriculum available upon request. Janis also is a contributor to Hope Stream Radio. Join her on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


You can find her on Facebook, and Twitter. Tadeo has his own Facebook Page.






I sometimes link to:


I am going to try something different for reminding you to link up your posts. Please fill in the form for MailChimp and I will email you when the link is live. Thank you so much. I am trying to automate myself.

If you wish to be reminded each week of our Sunday Stillness Linkup

* indicates required


Welcome to the Linky Directory. Please follow the instructions after you click ENTER.


Five Minute Fridays  – Jump

double dutch

Click on picture – found on Wikipedia

On Fridays I link to Lisa Jo Baker and take only 5 minute to write a post. Great for making me sit and write with total freedom. Here goes:


When I think of JUMP I think of double dutch (the double skipping rope game). To be able to conquer the doubles ropes required perfect timing and then to jump while in the ropes required focus and control.

At the age of 10 I had grown to almost my 5 foot 10 inch height. My feet felt extremely far away and my arms always knocked things over. Graceful I was not. And I had a slender frame – skinny.

To master double dutch became a passion and I worked at it until it was accomplished.

All my life this passion to JUMP in has pushed me further. When I don’t know something or think I can’t do it – I jump in anyway because I have learned three important things:

I belong to Jesus:

“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” (Matthew 11:29, NIV).

Jesus is my strength:

“but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31, NIV).

I no longer have to fear, so have peace:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NIV).

We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

Now where will I jump next? I love this video of my church in Arizona who are ALL IN. I have shown this before but I really like it.

Is there anything you feel God is calling you to jump into? What is holding you back?



Linking in with Lisa-Jo Baker and Five Minute Fridays.

Time’s up. What do you think of when you think of the word JUMP?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.