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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You Don’t Need To Be Carrying That


Today was my last meeting for the Community Bible Study that I attended at my church.  Our final corporate meeting was a time of sharing.  I heard something today that I feel compelled to share.  I don’t know who needs to hear these words.  I only know I can’t keep them to myself.

A young lady came to the front to share the impact our study of the book of John has had on her this year. She began by telling of the freedom found in releasing the guilt of our sins because Jesus bore them for us on the cross.  That is weight that we no longer have to carry.  Amen!

Then she continued describing the struggle she had with other’s sins that had been directed at her.  This was shame and heaviness that she still carried every day.  Until… she then was reminded, Jesus bore those sins too.  She didn’t need to be carrying that weight around either.


Did you hear that? 

Jesus took on the sins of the ones who perpetrated that blackness into your life sweet sister.  You don’t need to carry that around with you.  Let him have it – all of it.  Its price has been paid!

I don’t know what you may have experienced, but there was such a renewed sense of freedom in my own mind at this thought.

Just as other’s words don’t reflect my worth, other’s sins are not my shame to carry.
I pray you find release in these words today friend.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.  By his wounds you have been healed. 
I Peter 2:24 ESV

12 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great reminder. Thank you for that. I needed to read it today.

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    1. I think I need to be reminded of this anytime someone commits even the slightest "offense" and I want to hold on to it.

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    1. Thank you for your blessing friend.

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  3. Hi Amy! I'm not sure if my first one went through, so sorry if you get multiple comments from me. ;) Just wanted to say I love this post. Praise God that Jesus paid it all. I honestly think I have so much room to grow in understanding that, but your friend's story really spoke to me. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome. It was such a moving time, obviously God had spoken to her in a way that she desperately needed to hear.

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  4. A good word for every day: He carried EVERY sin so walk in freedom. Bless that gal for sharing such a deep truth with the group.

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    1. It was truly a revolutionary thought to me. She surely blessed me and I knew I had to pass it along.

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  5. I have never thought about other's sins towards me in that way. That's some great Holy Spirit insight!

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    1. I was so struck by her words. I'd never had that thought before. Love that we can be taught something new every day if we just listen. Some things are never too late to learn, either.

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  6. Wow...what a great insight. One that I need to process and learn from. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes, process! This can affect every single "negative" interaction with others that we have had or will have. Glad you were blessed by it.

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