I have a huge packing list.
Whenever my man and I decide to get away for a few days, I will ask him to pull down my suitcase. Before I put my toothbrush and underwear or anything vital in, I take the big stack of books on my nightstand and pile them up in a corner. Then, I will toss in the essentials on my list. Before I zip up the bag, if there is any space left, I will grab a few more potential good reads off the shelf and shove them in.
Basically, my suitcase ends up being two pairs of socks, my floss, and a sizeable portable library. My sophisticated friends tell me to pack a Kindle instead — it’s light and packs easy. But, I am old-fashioned. I love the feel of a pen in my hand as I scour the page. I am an excessive highlighter. Underlining is my love language.
You may be thinking: That is one heavy suitcase, crazy girl. You are going to get quite a workout.
But that is where you would be wrong. You see, I have a personal valet. (He is really good-looking, and I may have a thing for him. Yes, you guessed correctly. It’s my husband.)
When it’s time to embark for the journey, I just put on a pair of sunglasses and grab a tall glass of iced tea.
Bruce does all the heavy lifting. I am completely foot loose and fancy free.
The problem is that I somehow can’t seem to transfer this protocol to my spiritual walk on a consistent basis.
On the journey of life, my luggage is overloaded. I didn’t exactly place all those things in my bag voluntarily, but they are encased firmly into the suitcase with my name on it.
If I pick up the weight of it, I will be crushed.
I need to remember to leave that burden at the foot of the cross.
God is a power lifter.
Friend, let’s place our baggage at His feet and make a humble request:
Lord, please carry my load.
Let’s Talk: How has God sustained you under the weight of difficult circumstances? I’d love to hear your story.
This year, my desire is to lift up holy hands and “Pray Big.” Want to join me? I’ve created a private “Pray Big” Facebook group for like-minded sisters to share their stories and surrender each one to our mountain-moving God in prayer. Let’s cry out to God together.
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