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December 8, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | December 8

Are you Burdened?

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to beat, and the burden I give you is light.  
Matthew 11:28-30

The mission of the Holy Spirit is to make this unburdening by Jesus real in your experience with Him. People filled with the Holy Spirit are called to abandon agendas, rights, insults, and resentments and are asked to drop everything when prompted by Him to lighten the load.  This is what Jesus did, as did the men of Pentecost.  And it’s what God’s Man does today.

Spirit-filled men end up doing things they never imagined in order to create a witness of His work in and through them.  In fact, lightening the load of others is so mission critical that the apostle Paul was told by the Holy Spirit to make it a command for every New Testament believer.  “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).

Everyday life is heavy! Our very presence in the midst of a heavy season of pressure relieves and comforts people.  Titus show up, bring his infectious presence and perspective, and soon the others around him have gone from heavy and harassed to light and delighted.  We carry one another’s burdens by simply showing up to help.  As we arrive and engage people, the pressure gets redistributed and sometimes even eliminated. We are the beneficiary because lightening another’s burden lightens our own.

Thank you Father that our relationship is to be enjoyed.


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