Devotional: Our Baggage Claimed At Calvary

Matthew 11:30
For My Yoke is easy, and My Burden is light.

This morning talking to my friend,Carolyn, I was given the idea for today’s devotional. The Lord is spectacular in the many ways He uses to bring about topics.

Carolyn was talking about cleaning out her purse, all the mess that was in it and how it got to such shape!

It dawned on us as we spoke, this is how we are with the Lord; hauling things around that we have no business carrying any more.

Why on earth do we need a receipt from 2013 for a container of ice cream or 3 open chap sticks?

When my husband, son and I were headed to meet the girls at the beach for two days..2..I threw in 5 shirts before I started considering how excessive that might be. Sadly, I didn’t unpack, I just shrugged and tossed in a few more!

Well, to be fair, to borrow one of my favorite terms my son uses (not), one never knows if a day’s activities might range from a long walk on the beach to dinner with a dignitary.

The same goes for our burdens or worries about the past, present and future. We foolishly lug everything around and exhaust ourselves in the meanwhile. Our Precious Savior is stands, welcoming, offering to carry it all! He is willing and more than capable.

Wouldn’t common sense suggest that we surrender all to Him. Had we really rather go through life bent over, red-faced and out of breath? We were not DESIGNED to carry our own burdens. Pride, a stubborn spirit and false sense of self-reliance will get us NOWHERE!

Nothing is too heavy for our Lord! Give it to Him and leave it alone! Whatever “it” is to you! He knows what do with things in our lives. He has no issue with purging it if it needs to be. Jesus can mend what needs to be repaired. He can heal, restore and revive! I don’t want anyone else’s baggage, do you? Goodness, it is hard enough dragging my own..by choice I struggle! Hello? Anything wrong with THAT picture?

PRAYER
Precious Savior and King
Thank You for offering to carry our burdens, Lord
You did not design us to hold on to our issues

We give You praise
That we are able to come to You in prayer
Through the blood of Jesus
And lift up to You what burdens us

So many times, in foolishness
Your children cling on to things
Not considering the cost in physical, emotional or spiritual health

Mighty Redeemer
Our Jesus held out His hands
Stretched out His arms as far as they would span
Showing us how much He is willing to take on our behalf

Praise the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

In the Name of Jesus of Nazareth, Prince of Peace, Lamb of God
Amen

Songs

“His Burden Is Light”

“Love Lifted Me”

“Take My Life And Let It Be ”

“Down By the Riverside”

“East To West”

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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