July 6th, 2019
Burdens and Burnout
1 John 5:3 (KJB) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
God says that keeping His commandments are not grievous. Doing so is a pleasure for a child of God and never a burden. Agreeing with God is a joy and a natural reaction of savoring and serving Him.
My friend, if you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed and at spiritual odds with the will of God, you may want to check your spiritual pulse and eternal temperature. You see, with the love of God at work in your heart, following His will and way is simply a pleasure. A child of God finds great eternal peace and satisfaction in pleasing God.
Yes, instead of seeing God’s desires and direction as simply the keeping of burdensome laws and regulations, a child of God desires to please God, to agree with Him about the nature of sin, and to keep his decrees comes naturally inside a heart governed by the love and grace of God.
When a heart loves God and agrees with Him, it is their pleasure to savor and serve Him. In cold and spiritually hardened hearts busy serving the god of this world, God’s commandments are burdensome and weighty.