What cross are you carrying?

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked myself over the years, “What does God want me to do in this situation?” And the asking part is easy – it’s the hearing part that’s sometimes a real challenge.  

I have found that knowing God’s will at times is hard, even when you’re walking with Him by Meditating on His Word on a regular basis, and studying the Scriptures profusely, or by being around other believers and bouncing ideas off of them, and by going to God in prayer a lot.

Sometimes it’s just a real challenge.

Other times again it’s really obvious what decision to make and still stay in God’s will.

Soon we’ll be celebrating Easter.

All things considered it’s the most important time and heart of the Christian faith.  It’s where everything comes together for all people of God’s earth.  The City.  The Garden. The Cross.  The Grave.  The Mountain.  The Kingdom.

And in this time and on this final stretch of His journey, Jesus was faced with many challenges and choices.

Unlike us, Jesus knew where it all was heading. The plan had been determined long before.

Like us in times when we do know where things are going, He too, could only rely on God’s strength to do what He had to do.

And it’s in times like these that we need to keep reminding ourselves and know that He is walking with us.  We are not alone, in times when it’s hard to know God’s will and also in times when we’d wish we didn’t know. And as Jesus faced the Cross, we too face many things in our lives today.

This Easter is a time to reflect on Jesus’ journey for sure, but it’s also a time to reflect on our own journey.

So let me ask you – Where is your challenge today?  What are you facing this Easter?  What cross are you carrying?

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Maybe it’s understanding where God is leading you — or maybe it’s not clear at all.

Maybe it’s clear, but it’s something that is difficult and looms like a mountain in before you — maybe forgiving a friend who has wounded you, taking a step in faith to pursue another career, relocating to another city or country, or other stressful decisions of life.

Whatever it is, know this – clear or not – the Lord understands. He is present and He is leading you.  You are not alone this month as you too, like your Saviour, carries your own burdens and drink from your own bitter cup.

May you be lifted up as we start preparing to enter this Easter.

May the Lord of Lords inspire your life again.

May the King of Kings remind you again of who you really are – royalty.

May the Spirit of the Creator set you free.

I leave you with this song that touched my heart again this morning,

May light and peace fill your life.

2 Comments on “What cross are you carrying?”

  1. An excellent post bro, a timely reminder of who I am in Christ, His purpose for my life, but mostly hearing His voice amongst the busyness of life ☺