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  07 Sep 2014Are You Growing Spiritually? (3)’Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.’Psalms 55:22First, you must learn how to carry your own burden. Second, you must be able to help those who are weak to carry theirs. Third, you must learn to give your burden to the Lord. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.’ Sounds easy, but it’s not, because: 1) If you’re self-centred you will think only about your own personal wants, needs, and plans. 2) If you’re a self-starter and self-motivator you will struggle with the humility required to get down on your knees and say, ‘Lord, I need you; before I make a move I need to know You are with me’. 3) If you’re self-sufficient you will wait until your knees are buckling and your back is breaking, then send an SOS up to heaven asking, ‘Lord, where are You?’ And He will reply, ‘I’m right here, wondering when you’re going to start trusting Me, leaning on Me and drawing strength from Me.’ Jesus said, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5 NKJV). The key to success in God’s Kingdom is: work like it all depends on you and pray like it all depends on God! Martin Luther said, ‘I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.’ If He has to, God will allow you to fall flat on your face in order to get you on your knees. If you’re wise, you won’t wait for that to happen.Bible in a Year Ps 23; John 6:1-15;Did you enjoy reading this? We’d love you to share it with a friendCan we send you a copy of this quarterly devotional?© 2014: This devotional is produced by UCB, free of charge through the generosity of our supporters. As a gift to the body of Christ, permission is given to Churches and Christian organisations to copy up to a maximum of 52 daily excerpts per year. Excerpts must acknowledge The Word For Today as the source, give the UCB address and inform that free issues of the daily devotional are available for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The Word For Today is written by Bob and Debby Gass.

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