By Jacqui – One of God’s Intercessors
Many people are walking around with heavy burdens on their shoulders. Some even have burdens strapped to their backs like giant backpacks that they’re hauling around. By the end of the day they just want to sit down because they can’t stand the weight of it all any longer. Oh, is this you?
Remember the Scripture where Jesus tells the disciples that his burden is light? I think one might begin to wonder about that statement. Seriously, how could Jesus’ burden be light? He faced rejection, persecution, and even abandonment by his friends! The authorities had nothing but bad things to say about him and everyone he met wanted something from him. He even had the weight of ALL our sins on him as he hung on the Cross! How could his burden possibly be light?
As an intercessor, I have a thought on this. I believe it is because he never carried that burden alone.
He didn’t feel the full weight of his burden because he heard prayer calling. Oh, you’re wondering how prayer calls? Let me explain. When my own burden becomes heavy it’s as if I hear a call from God to come to him and pray. Prayer is how we communicate with God. We talk and He, being the most exceptional listener I’ve ever known, listens. And, if you begin to listen carefully, you’ll find God is also talking to you.
For example, we have the Scripture, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” It’s in the Bible. Go look. Matt 11:28/11:30
When I answer the call of prayer and tell God about my burdens, he begins to carry them for me! My portion of the burden suddenly becomes light! It’s because of this wondrous thing that happens in prayer with God that makes me want to pray for others, like you, too.
You see in the life of an Intercessor, we see not only our own burdens lightened by God in prayer. We see him answer prayers that completely remove that heavy backpack of burden off the person we are interceding for in prayer! Stop carrying that load alone. It’s lighter when you let God help. Let’s pray.