“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NLT)
Get Involved: Get involved with a house church, fulfill the law of Christ and share one another’s burdens. You may help save a life, save a relationship or even help someone save their faith.
- Praise God for who He is
- Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
- Allow His Spirit to draw you near
- Listen as He speaks to you
- What burdens exist in your church family? What is God asking you to do? Help share a burden of a neighbour and be the light of Christ for them.
- Share in the burdens of your spouse or child, and fulfill the law of Christ.
- Thank God for hearing you.
- Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will.
- Hebrews 10:32-36
“Pain shared is pain lessened; joy shared is joy increased. Thus do we refute entropy .” – Spider Robinson
We attended Roseville United Brethren Church. I don’t know what we would have done if we didn’t! My wife Joanne had a tumor in her lower left jaw. Joanne underwent major surgery three times over a period of two years. Each surgery took at least 12 hours. Each surgery was a failure despite fervent daily prayer. I was alone with three young children, holding down a job and tried to visit frequently.
I became extremely angry with God. There was no answer to prayer. Joanne was being systematically taken apart and put back together again by the surgeons! In my eyes God was worse than my Dad who assaulted my mother and us. In my eyes God was allowing Joanne to suffer and become disfigured, my Dad couldn’t have done a better job! I hated God, I yelled at God, I shook my fist at God, I cursed God.
Our Christian family at Roseville shared our burden for a long duration of time with continued prayer, meals, child care, visits, cleaning and laundry. After one of the surgeries Joanne’s heart was beating 180 times a minute for hours. I called our Pastor and the prayer chain went into action immediately. It looked like I would lose her. God answered. I know that without the prayers of our Christian family at Roseville and the prayers of many unknown prayer warriors I may have lost her and without prayer I would have lost my faith and possibly my salvation.
Contributed by: Chris McElroy