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Carry Each Other’s Burdens

So today my horoscope said:

Dealing with the people you care for turns out to be a heavy burden. Spread the word far and wide, for it is time to set yourself free. After all, this kind of dependence ends up taking a serious toll. It’s not your job to carry someone else’s cross.

What a horrible way to think. As Christians we believe that the Lord blesses us with His love and the strength to get through the storms that we face.  He made the ultimate sacrifice when he gave unto us his son to relieve us our sin.

1 Peter 2:24:

He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

Knowing this, especially during these troubling times, how could we not pay His blessings forward to our fellow man. When the burden they are facing becomes too much for them to carry alone should we not lift them up? Would we not want someone to help steady us when we are staining under the weight of our earthly troubles? Should we not we not help each other strengthen our faith when its waivers so we are reminded the Lord is working to relieve us of our angst? Have we forgotten that we are all children of the Lord and He never gives us more than we can bear and maybe it is through the compassion we show each other in difficult times that He is lessening our load? Do we not believe that He will look down upon us favorably and bless us tenfold for showing compassion to others? Remember it is not only the righteous thing to do but we are commanded to do it.

Galatians 6:2:

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ

Remember as humans none of us is immune to troubles.

Psalms 34:18 tells us:

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all

How weak and selfish are we if we are to expect the Lord to carry our burdens and believe it is not our responsibility to provide comfort and aid to others. That we look at our assistance to others as a burden to ourselves and allow them to continue to struggle, crushed under the weight of their troubles.

May the Lord give us the strength to help those in need and the foresight to never turn outback on others

You know what being a true Christian is?

You know what being a true Christian is? It is never having to announce to the world you are Christian. With many who called themselves Christians they feel the need to announce to everyone that they are a Christians.

But are they really?

Maybe they thought they think they are, but their actions and deeds speak louder than their words.  It shows all who are willing to see who they truly are, and it is not a Christian.

A true Christian shows through their actions and deeds that they walk in the steps of the Lord Jesus Christ, that they love their fellow man, that they do not hoard material things at the expense of their fellow man when they are going through tough time.

With a true Christians no one ever has to ask if they walk the path that Jesus has laid out because it is evident. With those who only speak the words people have to ask because they cannot see it.  No one sees faith when a little rain fell in their lives.  No one sees them willingly help their fellow man in need but instead see them turn away.

So how do we deal with those who only speak of knowing the Lord but fail to actually walk the path the Lord would want them to. I would say we do nothing as we cannot impose true faith on someone, true faith cannot be found in everyone and it not for us to judge them as it is written in  Romans 14:1–13:

14 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master1 that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since she gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11 for it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess2 to God.” 12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.  Do Not Cause Another to Stumble 13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

So let us go forward as true Christians walking the path as shining examples to others of what the Lord would want us all to be. For it is through our actions, not words that we show others the true way to spirituality and in our actions others may follow