Thursday, December 11, 2008
Be A Burden Bearer
“Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
I am thankful to be a burden bearer. It is such an awesome privilege and humbling experience to be the bearer at “both ends”, so to speak.
This past week I have been humbled and blessed by three dear sweet ladies from our church. I call them The Three Debs. These three Debbie’s heeded my call “to bear my burden”, with a need for someone to clean our apartment every couple of weeks. For one who has a chronic illness this is such a great blessing! You just don’t know how difficult it is to even TRY to clean, let alone actually do the work! They rotate turns and come two at a time to clean. It only takes them a couple of hours; where it would literally take me days and I still wouldn’t get everything done since I am unable to do most of the housework myself.
Let me detour for a minute and say that if you know someone who has a chronic illness, chronic pain, disabled, something that may hinder them from doing even some of the simplest tasks, please don’t hesitate to volunteer to assist them. Don’t ask… just do it. We never want to be a burden on others so we will say, “no, that’s alright,” when actually we want to say, “Oh, Lord bless you! Yes!” So say something like, “It would be a privilege for me to clean your house, what day and time is best for you?”
What a blessing these ladies are to my husband and I. I get an added blessing by talking and laughing with the ladies while they clean. They are so funny too! While cleaning our bathroom, one of the Debs asked me if I cleaned before they came! How funny is that? She said, “Your bathroom is so clean, there is no urine around the toilet”. I laughed and said, “My husband is well trained!” We have a great time of fellowship while they work. I am so thankful that the three Debs take time out of their busy schedules to “bear my burden”. God Bless the three Debs!
This past week and every week, I am blessed, humbled and privilege to “bear others burdens” through prayer. Something I CAN do! We all can do this and it’s such a great need too. As most of you know, at the top of my blog I have a place where you can share your prayer requests and praise reports. For those of you who have been praying for these requests, thank you so much! We had two answered prayers already this week! These ladies are so excited that God has answered their prayers so fast! Isn’t this awesome how bearing one another’s burdens can be such a blessing to those of us who pray as well? What an awesome privilege to take these burdens to our Lord and Savior and then see how God will answer these prayers!
I am truly Thankful that we can bear one another’s burdens and take them to the Lord in prayer. May the Lord keep thee in His tender loving care and may his peace comfort you as you continue through your busy day. God bless you.
P.S. – I will see what I can do to list the prayer requests and praises on my blog. Some have even emailed me personally with their requests as well. If it’s private, I keep it private too. Bless you!