Word 4 Today September 16, 2011

GUILT

Far too many of us go through life carrying a tremendous amount of guilt or a heavy burden, or sins from past mistakes.  We were not created to carry anything but the Spirit of God, which is light.  “Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 Far too many of us are trying to go into the future carrying suitcases full of guilt, and condemnation.  This should not be so; God has forgiven our past sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness.  When God removes our sins He removes them as far as the east is from the west.  If we go through life carrying the burdens of the past into the future we will certainly wear out.  God wants us to be useful and that is impossible if we are carrying our burdens on our back. “I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”  Jer. 31:34

PRAYER 4 TODAY

Dear Lord, I think it is safe to say I can be of little use, or have little effect in the lives of others when I am carrying a whole bunch of weight.  If my hands are so full of me, whom can I feed?  If my mind so full of myself, who can I listen too?  When my heart is full of bitterness and self, how useful can I hope to be?  Lord thank You for removing my guilt, and thank You for making my journey light so that I can be a blessing to others.

THOUGHT 4 TODAY

How can we carry another’s burdens when we are full of our own?

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