SERVE NOW THE LORD YOUR GOD!
"And said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy unto the Lord, put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David did build; it shall not be a burden upon your shoulders: serve now the Lord your God and the people Israel," 2Chronicles 35:3
IN JESUS TODAY!
Have you ever tried to open the entrance door to your home while carrying a heavy box or several bags of groceries? Maybe you had to set them down first before you could gain access? Have you ever tried to help someone that you have never met before without first explaining who you are and what your purpose or intent is? First things first!
FIRST WE HAVE TO…? BEFORE WE CAN…?
Sometimes even despite good intentions there has to be an order or there must be a laying aside of things that prohibit us from running and we have to explain ourselves so that we can accomplish our goal with success. Sometimes we have to let go of one thing in order to accomplish another.
Hebrews 12:1 tells it like this,
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
Too many people are carrying burdens that are preventing them from running this race, preventing them from doing God's work, and preventing them from gaining access to another individual that needs their help. Set is aside, lay it down, put it away, and then get to work. Serve now the Lord your God and the people Israel!
How easy is it for you to help others while you yourself is in need of help? First things first! Cast your cares, place your burdens, and surrender your fears all at the foot of the cross. Lay them down and let them go. You will be free to run and strengthened to complete all that is before you in Christ Jesus!
LAY DOWN YOUR BURDENS AT JESUS FEET, THEN SERVE!