Cast Your Burdens!


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

There was a woman walking along a highway, with a huge bundle of grass on her head, suddenly one car came and stopped near her and the door flung open. The glass of the window was lowered and a lady looked out, she asked this woman to get into the car as they were going the same direction.

The joy on the face of this woman was astounding.., she immediately sat in the car and kept the bundle on her lap. The lady in the car was surprised seeing this and asked this poor woman to keep the bundle down as there was enough space to accommodate it. But the response was even more surprising, the poor woman, said, ‘no, thanks madam, you have shown a great favor on me by giving me lift. Now if I put my bundle also down it will be taking undue advantage. And moreover the car would have to carry too many burdens’. The lady in the car smiled, and kept quiet.

Yes, this story definitely brings a smile on the faces of the readers, but we also do the same, don’t you think so!!! The poor woman out of ignorance did that, but what about us? God has called us to give us a life of abundance, He asks us to put away every burden and trust in Him, as He loves us and cares for us. And we try and mend the things as we please, we think we are helping God as the woman had thought she was helping.

Let us learn to trust God in every situation and cast all our anxiety on Him, we should know and believe that He would surely lead us through.

Prayer: Dear Father, help me believe that You are there for me and care for me. You would never let me down, help me not to be anxious about anything but put my trust in You. Thank You Lord for taking away my burdens. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Abundant Life


“….I am come that they might have life and have it abundantly” ~ John 10:10

There’s so much joy and celebration over the birth of a child. Unlike other birthdays, the birth of Jesus was unique and witnessed heavenly celebration. For Jesus came into this world to bring us joy, hope and eternal encouragement through the abundant life found in Him alone. Hence Christmas is the celebration of the birth of eternal hope and encouragement. It’s a celebration of the joy that overflows from the abundant life Jesus promises in John 10:10.

Abundant life…..what is this abundant life? It doesn’t mean living long or having an abundance of things. It means living life with a purpose…..a God set, God designed purpose. And it is from this purpose that I draw my identity; it tells me who I am, to whom I belong. It gives me the true sense of fulfillment and satisfaction; it gives me the reason to hope and not give up and most of all it reminds me that I’m not forgotten by God but that God counts on me. And when I live out God’s purpose, the eternal hope, encouragement and joy are mine.

Mary and Joseph were just common folk. Their lives did not see an upward mobility in status nor did they get an abundance of material blessings or good luck because of Jesus. But they experienced hope and joy at the birth of Jesus; the hope of eternal life and joy of salvation. They lived out God’s purpose.

Prayer
“Dear Jesus, I believe that eternal joy, encouragement and hope are found in You alone. Thank you Lord. Help me live out Your purposes. Amen,”

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Cast Your Burdens!


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

There was a woman walking along a highway, with a huge bundle of grass on her head, suddenly one car came and stopped near her and the door flung open. The glass of the window was lowered and a lady looked out, she asked this woman to get into the car as they were going the same direction.

The joy on the face of this woman was astounding.., she immediately sat in the car and kept the bundle on her lap. The lady in the car was surprised seeing this and asked this poor woman to keep the bundle down as there was enough space to accommodate it. But the response was even more surprising, the poor woman, said, ‘no, thanks madam, you have shown a great favor on me by giving me lift. Now if I put my bundle also down it will be taking undue advantage. And moreover the car would have to carry too many burdens’. The lady in the car smiled, and kept quiet.

Yes, this story definitely brings a smile on the faces of the readers, but we also do the same, don’t you think so!!! The poor woman out of ignorance did that, but what about us? God has called us to give us a life of abundance, He asks us to put away every burden and trust in Him, as He loves us and cares for us. And we try and mend the things as we please, we think we are helping God as the woman had thought she was helping.

Let us learn to trust God in every situation and cast all our anxiety on Him, we should know and believe that He would surely lead us through.

Prayer: Dear Father, help me believe that You are there for me and care for me. You would never let me down, help me not to be anxious about anything but put my trust in You. Thank You Lord for taking away my burdens. In Jesus name. Amen.

Going Beyond


“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.” John 14:12-13
Jesus opened the eyes of blind, healed the lepers and caused the lame to stand up and walk. He fed a crowd of five thousand with five loaves and two fish. He turned water into wine. He forgave people their sins and He knew what Pharisees were thinking secretly in their hearts. Jesus said if we can have faith in Him, we could do greater things than these. In Jesus name, we are to ask and see greater things fulfilled for us.

Stop for a while and rejoice over these verses. This is God’s promise for us. Stop talking about an old testimony of what God did in your life. God wants to give you new testimonies of abundance, health, growth, spiritual maturity, love and joy. Don’t stop at the old blessings but keep looking for newer blessings in your life.

Break away from the mindset that says this is all there is and I cannot see anything better. We don’t cause the blessings to come. We don’t earn it in anyway. We are blessed through faith and through the delight of God our Father. Break away from the mentality that is rooted in poverty. We are to look up and expect great things from our Lord.

Prayer:
Dear Lord, we limit your work in us through our lack of faith. Lord, please give us enough faith to expect great things from you and to look beyond our last blessing. In Jesus’ name, we ask this: Amen.