Be a Blessing not a Burden

 Pictured: A vintage Harman crane standing dormant in a paddock somewhere on the Hay Plains near Rankins Springs, NSW.

Pictured: A vintage Harman crane standing dormant in a paddock somewhere on the Hay Plains near Rankins Springs, NSW.

 

“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.” Matthew 11:28-30

Some days you feel like you can’t go on… you can’t drive another mile or lift another thing… You don’t have it in you to reach out to others and give of yourself. Well… good news, it’s time to stop and breathe. I know that feeling. We passed by this redundant old crane a few days ago and I thought to myself.. “I know that feeling”. The old crane could no longer carry the weight of its task. Ironically it’s final job was dredging irrigation channels that bring water and life to dry country. But we were never created to carry more weight than we can carry or take on more burdens than we can bear. We are created to walk in relationship with God and with people. 

When we started out in this music ministry 30 years ago I remember clearly hearing God’s voice in my heart saying..”every town you visit… every concert you present… every song you sing.. make sure you are a blessing and not a burden”. Never leave a church, a concert, or a town with people feeling like the event was a burden. If it’s God’s work then there will be an on flow of His blessings and the presence of His encouragement and peace. It’s never about money or lack of it… Don’t ever be burdened by that weight as it will bring down and destroy your dreams.

Choose to be a blessing. Or as my mate Warren says..’Be the blessing’. When Jesus went to the Cross he took on the weight of the world.. a world of sin. And He died to make us free from its curse. He rose again so that we don’t need to be encumbered by the heaviness of life’s circumstances and debt. He is risen so that we can live! 

Choose to be the blessing… not a burden.

Thanks again for being with us on the journey.

Godspeed,

Steve Grace