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Words of Life with Pastor Barry Fraser Print E-mail
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Written by By Barry Fraser   
Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

In Hebrews 12:1 & 2 we read: “Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Most people never change until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than that of making a change. Because whatever we have become, whether it is good or bad, is comfortable for us, whilst making changes pushes us into the unknown. However the only way we can enjoy our life in Christ is to be willing to step off into the deep end. A willingness to obey God even if it will cost us almost everything we have. To get to such a point doesn’t happen overnight, it occurs as we learn to trust God daily in the little things.

One of the things which prevent us from trusting God are weights. They are ways of thinking and doing things which are not necessarily sins, but they slow us down in fulfilling our assignment. Things like anger, overworking, sickness, diseases and human perfection. Because when we overwork we never take time to sit down and listen to God.

So, let us cast all our cares and worries on Jesus, leave them at the foot of the cross, and follow him, The Good Shepherd. Be encouraged, my friends, and be consistent in prayer!