Carry One Another’s Burdens

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In my church lesson today, I actually attended a church service today; we learned about sharing each other’s burdens, consulting one another to be held accountable and to feel supported by one another, and to encourage one another, like he said – he needs to receive prayer by people, to receive text messages during the day to share a verse where someone thought of him, to pray over his life as well as to pray over others lives.

Brothers, if someone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him with a spirit of gentleness. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.  Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the Law of Christ.  –  Galatians 6:1-2

This appealed to me today and I thought it was the perfect message that fell in line over what God has been telling me; I can create a space where we build community, in the Spirit of Jesus Christ – where new believers can find Christ and stay encouraged.  

To disciple them, mentor them, and keep them going in their journey with Christ – so he can speak to them and they learn who He is.

In these last days it is incredibly disturbing how many people are lost to Christ; that we are not a strong voice for the Lord.  We seem to forget he is in our everyday lives, wanting so much to appeal to people; that they know he is there for them and loves them, wanting their souls to be saved.

We can stay together and be the ambassadors, if you will, for Christ – teaching the loving words of Christ, to embody him, and encourage young believers to believe in Christ, to trust him beyond anything they can ever think of – or anyone – not even Joel Osteen can save them, nor will he tell the truth.  He is a false christ if I ever saw one – too bad he is misleading so many down the wrong road; the broad highway of death where dead souls go.

God’s will is to restore as many people as he can, as were given to him to save – and we need to teach the Word – and show them the way.  To keep going, to exort them and teach them the love of the Lord who watches over their lives to strengthen them and build faith in them.  This is freely given, the life-saving Words where Jesus can talk to them in their hearts and minds so that they rely upon His Word to guide them, to believe him.

I wish for you today, I pray for you, that you stay on your path with Christ Jesus, the one and only Lord who has the way to life; eternal life with Him.

Read your bibles; talk to Him, ask him for guidance in your lives today.


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Sowing God’s Word: Discipleship

good-friday-3243347_640I remember reading the bible years ago, before I became a Christian, in my attempt to seek Him.  Like many, I was enduring terrible times and had come to the end of any possible answers and help out there in the secular world.

Today I’m reading Matthew 13:18-23 in a section called, “The Parable of the Sower Explained”.

Many of my friends I’m sure have had this experience where they read from God’s Word and don’t understand what they’ve read.  The meaning isn’t clear, they have no desire to attend bible studies for many reasons – maybe they are too deep into their crisis to be able to – but for some reason their reading of the bible just doesn’t “stick”.  It gets carried away by the evil one.

Hear then the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown along the path. – Matthew 13:18

The Words of God do not penetrate the souls of these people who had tried to find God but were in a state where they could not concentrate, were in a tailspin, and had no one who really sat down with them and made sure they were reading the bible every day and checking on them, as well as their understanding of what they read.

In my case, I would have liked someone to take me under their wing and mentor me to truly understand what I was reading, to not let me fade away in the midst of my crisis.  Being new to attending church back then, I might have done better if I’d had someone to pray for me regularly.

Today I am starting to pray for my readers and the people I come across – and make a promise to God that I will continue to do so.  If you post a comment on my blog, or “like” my blog I will be praying for you.  Those who want to join me in this, let me know.  Maybe I can start a group where we pray and help those new to God’s Word understand more.  This is important, I think, in these times of trouble in the U.S., and in our world.