Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 5:13 (KJV): For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead.
Through the years I have spent in ministry, I have learnt to continually pray for other people; it is the way of love.
When love constrains you, you learn to consider the needs of others above your own.
If you must see God, child of truth, you have to get to a place where prayer is not just about your needs.
He says “cast your burdens unto Him and He shall sustain you.” (Psalms 55:22).
The constraints of love dictate that we cast our own burdens to the Lord and carry other men’s burdens in our prayer.
Casting your burdens to Him means that you never allow them to take your attention even for a moment because you know that God cares and answers even before you ask. God’s part is to sustain you.
Lay aside your needs and embrace the cause of the gospel!
There are people whose prayer closets can make you weep. They never pray for anyone else except themselves; how wrong!
If your heart has not been opened to the needs of those nearest to you, how will God reveal to you the need of a nation, a continent or the world?
By love, CAST your burdens and CARRY other men’s burdens. We must be our brothers’ keepers.
Love must constrain us. Amen!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:8
By love, CAST your burdens and CARRY other men’s burdens.
PRAYER: My loving father, I thank you because you teach me to walk in love every day. This love causes me to look past my burdens to those of the people around me. This love is patient in me, it is long suffering in me, is kind in me, believes all things in me and always looks for the best in every person. This love teaches me the true spirit of the intercessor: that which puts others before self. I grow in this character every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.