Heb12:1b

Heb 12:1b ..."let us lay aside every weight, and sin which doth so easily beset us , and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
What a powerful verse to apply to our lives! The Bible is telling us to lay aside every "weight." What does that mean? For me, it means all of the burdens I've carried with me, whether intentional or not. It's the deepest sorrows of our hearts..scared deeply by verbal abuse, physical abuse, rejection...disappointment, financial struggles, job issues, health issues,etc. There are times when I grow weary, feeling as if the weight of the world is on my shoulders. The Bible is very clear about sin: " as far as the east is from the west, your iniquites I remember no more"....so why do we feel like our past sins follow us around every where we go? This verse says very clearly to lay aside EVERY weight and sin that so easily "beset us." What does that mean? To me, it means that if I allow myself to keep thinking of the past as a part of who I am today, then I am holding myself in bondage which will hinder, or derail my relationship with God and all that He wants for me. If I don't set all of that garbage aside, I cannot possibly "run with patience the race that is set before" me. How can I possible run a race with so much baggage that weights me down? I can't...and last week is a testimony of how I failed to run with patience, because I allowed myself to operate in the flesh, and in doing so found myself in a place in which I don't ever want to be in again. How many times does God have to bop me on the head before I learn to lay everything on the altar, and to keep it there, and learn to place my complete trust in Him? I want "run with patience the race that is set before us." (me) How wonderful is my Jesus...who will carry me when I am weak!  How wonderful is Jesus to take the yoke of burdens from me! How wonderful is His love for me...and for each of you. I've unpacked my suitcase..and the the weight has been lifted from my shoulders...and wow! What a wonderful feeling it is to let go and let God...AMEN!

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janiecf
janiecf

Beautiful journal. I think we all fail many times, but as long as we know we fail, we are human and forgiven. Our flesh is very powerful and we are pulled many ways, especially during this fight we are allnow dealing with. The past is hard not to think of, I know, but we have to accept who we ar now and with Gods help we will be ok.
Bless yopu for this journal. It came at a good time. I am worn out and must go on and I will with friends like you and the great Lord.
Janie
deleted_user
deleted_user

Wow!!I don\'t know of anyone else that has said it they way you just did @ have the impact on me the way your journal entry just did.If I closed my eye\'s I\'t would be as if I was talking to myself.I\'m rejoicing with you that you\'ve put all the suitcases down @ the weight has gone with it.It was never intended for us to bear them.There\'s a verse I love to stand on almost everyday @ that is ISAIAH 43-18/19 \"Remeber ye not the former things neither consider the things of old.\"vs19-\"Behold I will do a new thing...You\'re walking in victory sister @ know all things are well.I\'m so blessed to have a wondeful christian friend as yourself @ others on this sight.It reminds me just how much God loves each @ everyone of us despite the Disease we all have in common.He knows we need one another @ for that we can continue to count are many blessing each day.Always remember if God has forgiven us(which he has @ continues to do) we to must learn to forgive ourselves for he knows are frame @ it is of the dust.Have a blessed night @ love you.Kerensia
junipers
junipers

You are so precious!Isn\'t is amazing how God has brought so many of us together..to inspire, encourage, and to love another as Christ loves us. To share our journey, the good, bad and the ugly of this disease has been a blessing to me. I don\'t feel alone in this battle anymore..because all of us have become prayer warriors for each other.Love you too...June