Friday, April 30, 2010

Why Shoulder that Burden?

It is a gray Friday morning... lots to get done today!  I am helping with a Mother and Daughter Event at our church tonight, so I have a few last minute things to get done for that. I am helping my friend, Ruth, with the card making "station"... very simple cards... I will post them later.

I went on a "hike" last week while I was gone to Heart Quest. I had a backpack on my back that was probably a little too heavy... in fact when I had help getting the pack on I almost fell over backwards.  It would have been funny... lying flat on my back... sometimes that can be the best place to hear from God!!!  Anyway, as I was walking in the woods my shoulders starting to really hurt... it was a heavy load to be carrying on my shoulders.  It was at that point I felt God say to me, "why do you insist on carrying all the 'weight' on your shoulders when I will carry it for you?"  That is a great question... why do I do that when His promises are so clear???

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30

Do you have a burden you are carrying today... Papa God is ready to take it from you, but you have to let it go first.

Here is another shot I took last week on my hike... thought the birch trees made a neat "frame" for the quiet, calm lake.

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome word!
- Deb