"Get on the scale, please," the medical assistant says. I make a joke to ensure my overloaded purse won't be part of the measurement. Sigh. Even without the purse, my weight is more than I hoped.
The same day, I stand in line at the DMV for my driver's license. They want to know my weight. So does the fitness trainer, the passport office, the amusement park, and the Burro ride at the Grand Canyon. Weight...weight...Wait!
I'm tired of waiting for the extra weight in my life to lessen. I'd be happy to be rid of a few extra pounds that stick to my frame like a double-dose of super glue. But there are other kinds of weight I'd like to get rid of, such as the weight of worry, sadness, or anxiety. The list could go on.
One morning while praying, the following words came to mind: "I carry You in my heart, Lord." And, "My heart is full." It was then I thought about the "weight" of something good—like love.
If there is any weight I'd desire, it would be the weight of love. Lord, fill my heart with an overload of care, compassion, and kindness. Fill my heart with a love that deeply extends to my family, friends, and God's people everywhere.
In my imagination, I picture the Lord measuring my heart for a "spiritual checkup." (Would he use a scale?) My usual joke about weight might work in this situation. I could say, "Jesus, I hope my heart weighs as much as my purse!"
I can see it now. The Lord smiles, then chuckles at my dry humor. It's okay. He knows me well. I'm glad He loves me just as I am!
And He loves you the same!
My prayer for you this week: May your heart be on overload—with the weight of something good.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." - Hebrews 12:1
The weight of Christ's love for us is immeasurable. He carried the weight of sin of all mankind when he opened his arms and was crucified. He died to save us from the sin of the world.
The message of over 2,000 years ago stands true today. Jesus Christ is the Savior, the Lamb of God, our hope and our Salvation. If you are seeking a personal relationship with Christ, ask Him into your heart. You will be glad you did. If you need prayer, feel free to leave me a message. God's Blessings to you.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
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