“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
We truly are a forgetful people. What we do one day, it is easy for us to forget tomorrow. For us as the church we know what Scripture teaches that relates to loving each other and bearing one another’s burdens but we have also easily forgotten it.
The reason to this forgetfulness is because we have got use to church just being a place that we go to every week, sing a few song, hear a message and then go home. While that is what we do at church, the reality is that we have forgotten that the church is a place that we bring our burdens too.
Scripture plainly tells us that we need to bear one another’s burdens and the best place to bring those burdens is at church. The church should be a safe place and a comforting place. The church should be a place where we know we will find strength and encouragement to go. The church should be a community of believers helping each other and loving on each other.
The question is–how do we get back to that purpose? It begins by getting back to the Word and discovering what the Lord expects out of us as the church. It begins by confessing to the Lord and asking for forgiveness for not being that place that is willing to help others. And it begins by making a commitment once again to be the church that is willing to help, love, and bear one another’s burdens.
This purpose begins with you!!!!
Have a blessed day!!!
28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.29 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Our world is filled with broken people and so are our churches. The truth is even though we realize that the world is filled with people who are broken, we never associate that with people who come to our services. We think those people should have it all together but the reality is that don’t and neither really do any of us if we are to be honest.
When that brokenness is revealed concerning that person that attends our action are often that in a form of judgment and condemnation. We are kind of like those chickens who discover that one of the chickens has a wound on its head and all gang up and begin pecking till that chicken is dead.
This my friends is not the way it should be in the church. When we discover that one of our brother or sisters are broken we should not gang up and stomp them instead we should be willing to show them the love that Christ would show them. Jesus always cared for the brokenhearted and so should we. The broken person that is attending your church is there for a reason, not to be judged or to be looked down but to be loved.
Lets stop judging and start caring. Let’s stop condemning and start loving others for who they are. The church is a place for the brokenhearted and it is time that the church wakes up and realizes that
It really is amazing how quick one can lose their way in this life. Their is so much distraction happening in this world that we can take our eyes off of Christ so easily.
One of my favorite stories in the Bible has to do with Peter walking on the water. Remember when Peter saw Jesus walking on the water, he asked for Jesus to allow him to come and Jesus told him to do it. As Peter began walking on the water, all of a sudden he began to notice all that was happening around him and before you know it Peter was sinking. Peter in desperation began to cry out to the Lord and the Lord lifted Peter out of the water, putting him back on track once again.
Peter represents all of us for we all have gotten off track sometime in our life. Those things that have taken our eyes off of Jesus might have been our family, people we are having trouble with or just life in general. What do we do when we realize we are on the wrong path and find ourselves sinking? Some of us might feel hopelessness or despair but the truth is the answer is found in Jesus Christ. When we come to realization that we are truly off track, the best answer is to cry out to Jesus as Peter did and Jesus through His grace and mercy will put us back where we belong.
My friend, don’t give up for the Lord is truly there
Wishing you all a great weekend
One of the saddest verses in the Bible is found in Luke 2:7 which says, “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Can you imagine having a life so full but yet having no room for Christ? Many would say no but the reality is many of us have a life just like that. Oh we try to add Christ to our busy schedule but when other things come up we often push Him aside because we have no room for Him in our life.
The question we must ask ourselves is how do we make room for Christ in our life? Simply by giving Him the key thus allowing Him to have complete control in our lives. Things that He wants to change, let Him change. Sins that He reveals to us, confess them. When we do this we will be able to live a life that is fuller and richer more than we could ever imagine.
May you each a great and wonderful day!!!
When I think about Heaven I think of how awesome it would be to see the Place that God has prepared for me
When I think about Heaven I think of how awesome it would be to see my family and friends who are waiting for me
When I think about Heaven I think of how awesome it would be to be reunited with those who encouraged me
But Most Of All
When I think about Heaven, I think of how awesome it would be
To See My Savior Who Died For Me
The Lords says Trust Me When Life Gets Tough
And Trust Me When Life Gets Rough
But alway Remember, he who puts his trust Me
Will have no need to fear
For wherever he is I am always there
Why did Jesus die? is a question that many have often asked or wondered about. I think there are many answers to this question. The first answer is because we had a huge sin debt and only His righteous blood could pay the price.Second reason was to save our souls from suffering the wrath of God in Hell. Third reason He died was so that we could have a relationship with God. The final reason that He died was so that we could walk in newness of life.
I would like for you to think about this!! Before Jesus took our place at Calvary there was no way for us to live a life that pleased God because we would always fall short. BUT now since Jesus has died and rose again, sin and death have no more power or control in our lives. Because of Jesus we can now live a life that pleases God.
Why did Jesus die? So that we “..may have life and have it more abundantly” John 10:10.
There is a story of a young boy who came to his father one day and said, “Dad I want what is rightfully mine!!! I want my inheirtance.” These words broke the fathers heart but he willingly gave his son what he requested. The son left the only family that he knew to live his life his way. At first everything seemed to be going good for the son but eventually he found himself without money and without hope. Knowing that he could never go back home, he found himself a job on a pig farm. He was so desparate that the slop, that he fed the pigs, looked inviting. One day he came to the realiziation that his father’s servants are treated better than this so he decided that he would return home. He rehearsed in his mind what he would say over and over again, “Dad I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, I am not worthy to be your servant but make me as one of your servants.” As he came nearer to his father’s house, he saw as though someone was running to him. “Who is this?” he thought. As the figure came closer he realized that this was none other than his dad. Fearing the worst, as he saw his father open up his arms, he closed his eyes but unexpectly the father grabbed his son, with tears in his eyes, embraced him. The son not knowing what to make out of all this begins to give his father the speeach that he had planned all along. Before he could finish, the father calls for a servant to bring the best robe, a ring and sandals. Through this act of kindness the father brings the son back into the family.
The story that you just read is not something new but it comes from Scripture. Luke 15:11-32, tells us the powerful story of the prodigal son. Why is this story so important? The reason is because we all have been there. Many of us might have went to the extremes of the prodigal son, living our life our way, only ending up in disaster. Feeling lost and without hope we do the only thing we can do and that is cry out to God. Expecting the worse, we find love and forgiveness instead.
It does not matter what has happen in your life, God loves you and is willing to forgive you. His love and forgiveness is unconditional. It is offered to you freely all you have to do is accept it.