I have a burden for people. I have a burden for the people in the church to which God has called me to serve. I feel a burden for the people in the community in which we worship. I feel a burden for the people with whom I come into contact.
Lately, I have been really tired. A lesson that I am learning is that the people of the world are not my burden. I did not die on a cross. God has called me to lay down my life so that I can live a life full on for Him. Not for my desires. Not for my needs. Not even for the needs of the people around me. The reason that God put me onto earth is to love Him. In loving Him, I will love the people of my church. I will love the people in the community. I will love the people with whom I come into contact. But I will not carry them, as a burden, on my shoulders. I am learning to love without carrying the “stuff” alone with it.
I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone, but it has taken me about three weeks to get that out.
There are some transitions going on in the heavenlies. God is preparing His people for something. Something of a great magnitude. Something that will shake us to the core. I don’t write this to alarm anyone, but rather to ask you to pray. There is an intense battle going on for the Church. We have to be very aware of the reality of heaven and hell. Be watchful. There are people who need to know the love of the Saviour. If you know Him, prepare yourself daily to be His ambassador. If you do not know Him, if you think I am some crackpot Christian spouting off, I challenge you, I dare you to ask God to reveal Himself to you.
Lord, I pray a blessing over every person who reads this, whether intentionally or accidentally. I pray that You reveal Your character to your children–those who walk daily with You and those who are estranged from You. Lord, I love You, more than life. I could not live if you did not give me the strength to awake in the morning. Be with my friend, Lord. Reveal Yourself. In Jesus name, Amen.