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The ‘Weight’ Keeps You Going

‘I live by faith in the Son of God.’ Galatians 2:20 NKJV

A man who inherited an antique grandfather clock with a brass pendulum watched it push the big heavy weight back and forth. ‘What a burden for a 100-year-old clock to bear,’ he thought. So he opened the glass case and unhooked the pendulum.

‘Why did you remove my weight?’ the clock asked.

The man replied, ‘It was heavy and I wanted to lighten your load.’

The old clock exclaimed, ‘What you don’t understand is, it’s the weight that keeps me going!’

Paul said, ‘I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.’ God allows us to experience frustrations and burdens in order to develop our patience and humility and make us more dependent on Him. Unlike us, He knows ‘it’s the weight that keeps us going’.

That’s why: ‘The Lord disciplines those He loves… As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as His own children… our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in His holiness.’ (Hebrews 12:6–11 NLT)

What ‘weight’ is God using to produce the nature of Christ in you? Paul goes on to say, ‘Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth.’ (Colossians 3:5 KJV) The word ‘mortify’ is related to mortuary—a place where there’s nothing but dead bodies. In other words, instead of letting your earthly nature rule, ask the Holy Spirit to bring forth new life in you.

written by Bob Gass
 
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Hi Lady! The weight God is using me to produce the nature of Christ in me is the loss of a friend. I found out in a very shocking way, and I have been burdened, but praying to Jesus. Thank you for your great devotions. Your sister in Christ. :love:
 
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Greetings @ladylovesJesus

This is a lovely story, thank you for sharing it.

It is good for us to carry our load and even some of the load of others, but we do have to be careful, we can soon overload and the load can become a burden.

Ephesians 6:18 (NKJV)
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 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.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

We are not to become heavy laden but bring everything to the Lord in prayer, taking Yeshua's yoke upon us, trusting with all our heart, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. In Jesus Name, Amen

Bless you
 
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