Monday, August 1, 2011

Are you hauling a heavy load?

Is there something that you just can't seem to let go of and it is weighing you down? Is it like you have a load on your back that is just about to put you to the ground?

Why do you continue to carry it? Is it a badge of honor? Is it duty? Why?

Life deals all of us stuff. My stuff is huge to me and your stuff is huge to you, but we all have stuff. Sometimes the load is a little lighter than at other times, but we all carry our stuff around with us.

Today, in of all places God showed up in 2 Chronicles 35 where King Josiah is celebrating the Passover once again. He read the entire Book of the Covenant that had been found in the temple and he truly had been transformed. He had turned from all evil and was truly turned to a Man of God with all his heart and soul and strength! Josiah was telling the people to put the ark back in the temple - you no longer need to carry it back and forth...The words that jumped off the page were you no longer need to carry it...I don't know why or for may be me and I just don't realize what I'm carrying that I don't need to anymore. It may be one of you reading, but the words were bold to me.

You no longer need to carry it!
Search your heart and allow God to take whatever it is that you are carrying around - I am. We (women) sometimes think it is our duty to carry our share, plus our families, plus our friends, plus people that we don't hardly know, but it's not our duty! God can handle it all and by letting go of this stuff it will free us to serve God the way He calls us to - not our stuff!

Thank you Lord for the way you show up in Your Mighty Word! I love you and I treasure the gift of Your Word. It is my prayer that Your Word will light up another woman's path like it does for me every day. It is my prayer that it will light up all women's paths and hearts, so that we will answer the call you have for each of us. Amen

Sweet blessings,


Frankie said...

Lord, please reveal to me what it is that I need to stop carrying around with me. Help me throw it off!

Nikole Hahn said...

I am carrying a load right now that I know I don't need to carry.