July 3, Today’s thought – Suitcases of Guilt

March 29-30  YP cabin trip 033Sticky notes on the cross list sins
the Blood of Christ cleansed from our hearts.
The pile of bags represents the burdens we carry, good and bad;
Christ says “Come unto me . . .”

Good Morning

Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. KJV

Do you carry a load of guilt?
So many do.
If our spiritual baggage were visible, you know what you’d see?
Suitcases of guilt,
bulging with binges,
blowups, and compromises.
The kid with the baggy jeans and nose ring?
He’d give anything to retract the words he said to his mother.
But he can’t.
So he tows them along.
The woman in the business suit that looks like
she could run for Senator?
She can’t run at all.
Not hauling that carpet bag wherever she goes.
So what do we do?

In Psalm 23:3 David said it like this, “He leads me in the paths of righteousness.” The path of righteousness is a narrow, winding trail up a steep hill. At the top is a cross. At the base of the cross are bags, countless bags full of innumerable sins. Calvary is the compost pile for guilt. Would you like to leave yours there as well? Max Lucado

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good–not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. Amplified Bible

Casting the whole of your care
[all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all]
on Him,
for He cares for you affectionately
and cares about you watchfully.  Amplified Bible
1Peter 5:7

What is weighing you down. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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