Lean Your Whole Weight

29 Mar

Lean Your Whole Weight…

John Paton was a pioneer missionary to the New Hebrides in the Pacific Ocean. He sought to translate the New Testament into the language of the South Sea islanders.

But he came up against a problem. He couldn’t find anything in the South Sea vocabulary that would embody the word ‘believe.’ Finally he came up with answer. It came from the Book of Acts.

It was the answer that Paul and Silas gave to the Philippian jailer when he asked, “What must I do to be saved?'” The answer was, “Lean your whole weight upon the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.”

This world is a heavy place. It’s filled with gravity. So the Lord said, ‘Come to me all you who are tired and weighed down. And I’ll give you rest.’ What does it mean to believe?

It means to choose to lean your whole weight on Him. It means to take the weight of your life, the weight of your situation, the weight of your plans, the weight of your sins, your desires, your troubles, worries and anxieties, and lean it on Him. His shoulders are big. And we all need somebody to lean on.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Whatever weight might be upon your shoulders today, bring it to God. Don’t hesitate. HE can handle it.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


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