Let devotional

#59 Let Us Also Lay Aside Every Weight

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020
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LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.

Devotional

Hebrews 12:1 ESV
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight

As I looked back into an old Bible, I was astonished at what I had written in the margin of Hebrews 12:1 – “weight means: tumor, mass, weight, burden, impediment.” I checked again to be sure this was the Greek meaning…and it is.

That word ‘weight’ covers sickness, trouble, and even what is our real responsibility. The meaning of ‘lay aside’ is this: “lay off or aside, renounce, stow away, put.”

I often begin my morning devotions by listing all my burdens, those that are legitimate – prayer, responsibilities – and those things about which I can do nothing but over which I still want to fret and be anxious.

I give the list to the Lord, releasing everything completely to Him. As deeply as I can, I ‘let go.’ I visualize casting it all at His feet and I transfer the responsibility for all to Him. I lay it all aside, away from me. And what is of the Enemy and from Jesus’ enemies, I renounce and put away.

Many times within that same morning, the Spirit comes back to me with the prayer, the answer, or revelation of the situation.

…casting all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV

Makes you wonder how Peter came to live this… The man had many cares.

Other Devotionals in Let Series

#95 Double-mindedness that Leads to Collapse #94 An Ugly War for Your Heart's Love #93 We Carry Light or Darkness Within #92 You Cannot Serve God and Mammon #91 No One Can Serve Two Masters #90 If Therefore Thine Eye Be Single #89 The Assault on Your Gaze Comes Daily #88 Keep Coming Back to See Jesus #87 Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus, BOTH Eyes #86 Seeing (What We Fix Our Eyes On) is Believing #85 Fixing Your Eyes on Jesus #84 How to Have Faith with No Faith #83 By the Faith of the Son of God #82 A Posture of Need, Focused on Jesus #81 The Originator and Perfecter of Faith #80 Faith is Living, Not Just an Idea #79 Faith is Christ, From Christ #78 Faith is a Gift and Impartation #77 An Unusual Definition of Faith #76 Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus #75 The Power to Do What God Asks #74 Flesh Cannot Conquer Flesh #73 The Call to Spiritual Discipline #72 The Discipline Needed to Run Your Race #71 The Power to Run Your Race #70 The Prize Worth Every Effort #69 The Precious Course Set Before Us #68 The Irresistible Power of Weakness #67 LET Christ Have It All #66 The Diabolical that Deftly and Cleverly Clings #65 To Walk in the Light of God #64 Be Free of Weights and Sins #62 The Stone on My Back #61 How Often Do We Just Listen to Jesus? #60 Never Hurried, Never Worried
#59 Let Us Also Lay Aside Every Weight (Currently Viewing)
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