Crosses are those things we all, ALL, bear from time to time, or carry all of the time. A cross may be financial difficulties — paying the monthly health insurance premium, the mortgage payment, having enough for the electric or phone bill this month, or even having enough to put food on the table for the family. A cross may be a serious health concern, a difficult marriage, a teenager testing the parental waters of discipline. A cross may also be a lost soul searching for the Truth or running from the Truth. Either way, one feels a very heavy burden.
Of course, losses can be through divorce or death. We can lose something material, but it may have meant something emotional to us. We can lose a limb, our health, an ability. A loss becomes a cross to carry as well.
Crosses become heavy, bringing me to my knees. I ask the Lord to take this burden, to yoke with me as I carry it along life’s roads. He does and always will when I ask.
is a pride-less garment.
allows me to
be dependent upon the Lord,
without an “I can do this all alone!” spirit.
laying the burden
at the foot of the cross.
being able to thank Jesus
for paying the price.
is the humble cloak
over all the other clothing
keeping me warm.
A humble spirit
is filled with
I am in the school of humility and probably always will be. I want to be humble. I want a humble mind. I desire wisdom. Growing in the Lord means staying near to Him with an open heart and mind. The trials and tribulations are there for my journey towards humility and wisdom.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand,
and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings,
knowing that suffering produces endurance,
and endurance produces character,
and character produces hope,
and hope does not put us to shame,
because God’s love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1-5 ESV
Lord, change me and make me Yours and Yours alone. Mold my character to match Your Jesus … as best as possible for I am human, but I am meek and gentle when I am with You. I thank You for being my Teacher and letting me be one of Your students. I sit at Your feet and listen. I also rejoice for I have hope of the Glory of God. Praising You this day. Amen.