Now I want you to
study for just a moment the definition of burden, isn't that terrible?
Well I think as a person that is waiting for lift off I want to be as
light as possible. I have found out the cares of this life can
become a burden, a responsibility. Now I am not sure about your ship but
this ship of Zion is going to let go of the cargo that has for so many
years burdened her down.
Things of this world
like feelings that hurt so easy and hurt that becomes an angry feeling,
now these are things that can weigh on us so heavy we may not have lift
off power. Have you ever noticed after a good church service that a
feeling of weightlessness comes over you like maybe you left all those
cares at church or better yet gave them to the Lord. You know He is so
much better equipped to handle them than us. I'd love to be able to
carry that feeling about me all the time.
It's a big job to take
on, to dump all that cargo but you have to start somewhere. Let's
start with un-forgiveness, now the load of un-forgiveness is real heavy.
But with time and thinking as Jesus, this can lighten. He forgave
them for taking his life, for beating him and placing a crown of thorns
upon his head, we haven't been there have we, so think on that one.
Hate, now that's
a tough one and it's heavy to, because you are always thinking on it, it's
in your mind and in your heart. It has to weigh you down. You know if we
think about that person and what made them like that, what made them do or
say the things they did to cause hate to rise up in them, what did they
suffer to make them that way, who hurt them? And realize they have a
spirit in them that will have to be gotten rid of sooner or later.
Think on that and then try to let it go, remembering the trip always, the
lighter the load the better the lift off.
Sadness, now this
is to me one of the most terrible ones because it comes so easy, and a lot
of times caused by disappointment in others or even your self. Its hurts
to see so many people with sad looks and you know they have been
hurt but then if they aren't careful this sadness becomes a way of life.
I have seen people no matter what you say to them, they have a sad
story to tell, like they thrive on it, well, they can carry it if they
wish but to me its a load to carry so lighten it up. The lighter the
load the better and easier the lift off. It may take years to
lighten your load but start to work on it as soon as possible because the
more days we spend on this earth the closer the leaving is, and I know one
thing, I do not want to have burdens to haul with me or maybe make
me miss the lift off. I don't want that heavy feeling. I want
the lightness of the joy of the Lord to be in me, to fill me to the brim
so that I'll have a quick liftoff.
© By Harriett Dash 2003