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September 20, 2022

By Kimberly Hobbs

Each one of us bring our own excess “baggage” into the Christian life
and without major adjustments (which we all need), we end up carrying the weight and not experiencing the “abundant life” that God intends for us to have. How can we if we are still holding on to our unnecessary “baggage”?
No two of us are the same. We come in all shapes and sizes and with all different interests, gifts, and skills.
We must learn to follow Jesus out of our own individuality but leave the so-called heavy, burdensome “baggage” behind. Everyone’s baggage looks different.
Jesus will reach out and touch you dear woman as you are called to belong to Him. He will supply your every need, heal your disease and show you love while teaching you how to bear fruit.
“Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me can not be my disciple “.( Luke 14:26)
And…about our baggage…
“Any of you who does not give up everything he has – cannot be my disciple.” (14:27)
Jesus set the bar higher than any of us can jump on our own. We must hold tight to His teachings, we must love eachother, bear fruit but give up all of our excess baggage and carry our own cross and follow Him. Can we do this?
Jesus just asks us to change our priorities from what was once important to us, to His life-changing, love-providing, a fruitful abundance which is far easier to carry than any “baggage” we continue to cling to.