Delight Daily Devotional (The 3Ds)
Friday 15th January 2021
Are You A Burden-Hearer, Burden-Sharer Or Burden-Bearer? Part 2
Bible verse: Mark 6:34 KJV “And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.”
There is an attribute of Jesus Christ that made him be a burden-hearer, burden-bearer, and even much more a “Burden-Lifter” which is “Compassion”. Mark 6:34, (Paraphrased), Jesus saw much people and was moved with compassion because He saw them like sheep without shepherds.
We need to pray for a compassionate mind of Christ because we will not be an effective burdens-bearers and burden- lifter without a compassionate heart.
Some years ago, I was discussing with a Pastor’s wife about this issue of being a burden-Bearer and Lifter, we discussed about praying that God should use us not only to be burden-bearer but also “Burden-lifters”. She then added another prayer that we should also ask God to provide resources for us to be burden-lifters.
Her prayers gave me another insight that, as we pray to be a burden-lifter, we also need abundant resources of compassion, wisdom, spiritual provision and financial provisions from God to be an effective burden-lifter.
Can I encourage you reading this devotional today to pray for the compassionate mind of Christ.
Father God, I ask and receive the grace to be compassionate as Jesus Christ. I also ask ad receive the every provision I needed to be a burden-bearer and burden-lifter in Jesus Christ name. Amen
Author ©️2020 Pastor (Mrs) Olusola Ayodele.