It refreshes the soul to pause and reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
“A Christian is one who has been ‘crucified with Christ,’ who has died with Him, been buried with Him, risen with Him, ascended with Him, and is seated ‘in heavenly places’ with Him. (Romans 6:3-8; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:5,6; Colossians 3:1-3)
As such he reckons himself dead unto sin, but alive unto God. (Romans 6:11)
As such he does not yield his members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin, but he yields himself unto God, as alive from the dead, and his members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
As such he seeks ‘the things which are above,’ and sets his affection on things above, mortifying his ‘members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil [desire] and covetousness, which is idolatry.'” (Colossians 3:1-5)
~Horatius Bonar from God’s Way of Holiness
I heard the voice of Jesus say, ‘Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down thy head upon My breast.’
I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad.
Horatius Bonar was a Scottish minister, hymn writer, and poet who lived in the 19th century.