It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chapter 1, Page 25, Book 15

January 25th - Love lightens the load

Love carries through many difficulties easily and makes heavy burdens light.

John Cotton Jr.

Love lightens every load. When we love people, we want to do what love requires. And even if there are difficulties involved, love makes us eager to respond anyway.  We can endure almost anything if we have someone at our side who truly loves us, who is easing the burden and lightening the load. Love does that, it lightens every load and makes us eager to help, even at great cost.  It moves us to be generous, kind, merciful, patient and even extravagant. AND, we don’t do what we do because we have to, but because we want to.

In order to maximize your life and relationships, you also have to minimize your load. We must focus on what's important when it comes to our relationships.  Sometimes lightening our load means knowing when to release things. We can move ahead and conserve our strength for things that count, like the people in our lives. 

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.

 John Newton


Hollie said...

So true!!! Love is the key to everything!!

JeanJournal said...

((((((( ONE DAY AT A TIME ~SWEET JESUS ~ THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING FROM YOU ~ HELP ME TO DO WHAT I HAVE TO DO ~ ONE DAY AT A TIME ))))))) ~ sunshine here in Calhoun Ga and happy TO BE UP EARLY for a change! And no snow for us ~ HOORAY!!! ~ JeanJournal

betty said...

I liked that quote of John Newton. It is so true we can't carry yesterday's burdens with us. We need to release them and move on, to minimize like you said, Ma. I think we can love and live easier if we did so!


jack69 said...

WE met a doll today. I wish I had a camera. The cutest little Indian girl. Perfect features and looked the size of a big baby doll. She wanted to hug. She was precious and had love written all over her. She was willing to share.
Loved the sugestion, handle yourself with your head, others with your heart! NICE
Sunshine today!


I agree if we lighten our load, we will feel less stressed and burdens perceived will disappear.