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01/09/2013

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Resolution # 1 - Lose Weight


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matt.11:28-30).

I have chosen as the number one resolution in 2013 for all of us to lose weightFor my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." In Jesus day, oxen were yoked together in order to get more work accomplished. This not only increased the work being done, but eased the burden on each animal so the they wouldn't tire as easily. Jesus makes us the wonderful offer of being yoked to Him! Our spiritual weight will be automatically reduced as Jesus shares the loads of life with us. David the Psalmist did not want to be dragged down by the world's burdens so he wrote: "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall" (55:22). We will get this great weight loss by loving and obeying Him... "This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome" (1 Jn.5:3). When we allow the Lord to help us with our weight problems, just think of how much easier it will be for us to be of greater service. I remember a story about Frank Shorter, the 1972 Olympic Marathon Champion. Before the race, he got a tiny scissors and cut away little non-essential parts of his racing shoes like tiny strings. He even shortened the laces. When he figured how many steps he would take on his 26 mile journey, he wanted to carry around as little weight as possible. Jesus will cut away all of that needless weight so that our journey will be lighter...

Have a great day... Let His light shine through you... Love mark Phil.4:11

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