When the Burden Gets too Heavy


The heart, mind & body can only bear so much sorrow before the body begins to break down in some way.

Those who are grieving a loss, those who are caregivers for aging family members, those who are interceding for children or grandchildren who have gone astray, those who bear the load when sickness comes…They all need to understand the importance of self care.
Our bodies weren’t meant to continue to live with a constant burden of sorrow. When what is meant to be temporary becomes long-term, a breakdown of some kind is to be expected.
Please love one another well. Watch out for each other. Bear one another’s burden.
Offer to take someone to a doctor’s appointment when they are neglecting their own health to care for someone else’s, sit with a loved one so the caregiver can take a walk, offer the Hope of Heaven to those who are facing a terminal diagnosis for a family member.
Bring joy & laughter back the life of someone who is carrying a load that is breaking them down.
Galatians 6:2, 10 (KJV) Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ..
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Starting Well, Ending Well

Charles Spurgeon admonishes us to

“Begin as you mean to go on…”

It’s excellent advice. Particularly in the realm of dating. We just never know at what point our heartstrings will be irreparably tied to another’s.
Even if we have no intention of falling in love, it happens anyway.  That’s why Proverbs warns us
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. ~Proverbs 4:23
KEEP, v.t. pret. and pp. kept. [L. habeo, and capio.] 1. To hold; to retain in one’s power or possession; not to lose or part with. To preserve from falling or from danger; to protect; to guard or sustain. The only way to “keep” our hearts properly is to follow the principles of Scripture. Don’t date someone that you wouldn’t want to marry.  You may fall in love with them before you even realize it. Guard your heart. Guard your life. Spend time with people who love your God the way that you do. The rest of Charles Spurgeon’s quote says:

“…and go on as you began, and let the Lord be all in all to you.”

Wise words. As are those of Solomon:
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. ~Proverbs 119:9-11
When we obey the Word and seek God with our whole heart, we keep our hearts safely in Him. When our hearts are fixed on Christ, we avoid sin. I don’t know about you, but I like that formula. If you are single, I trust that you are dating wisely. And that you are keeping your heart with all diligence. In Him, Alesha Kay

How I Deal with Sinus Congestion

Do you deal with vertigo? Chronic sinus issues? Congestion? Allergies?

Yeah…me too. And we all 3 have summer colds right now. Ugh.

I wanted to share what I do that actually HELPS. Along with oils, I do these 2 massages.

It keeps me from feeling like I’m headed down Alice’s rabbit hole!

2. https://youtu.be/vAs9uFYvcrk

I do them in order, #1 then #2.  I also take OTC cough/congestion meds EVERY day. Yep, every day. Sometimes multiple doses, some days only at bedtime.

It’s something I have to constantly monitor.

But these massages help.

Just wanted you to know, in case you need them too.

In Him,
Alesha Kay

Be Like Jesus

A new wallpaper for you, my friends. Sorry if this one doesn’t appeal to most of my male readers. LoL. But those blossoms were just too pretty to pass up.

In a world that tells us non-stop all the things that Christians *should* be, I can tell you, with no reserves, our only responsibility is to be like Jesus.

It is a full-time job. Stop listening to all the other voices. Get into your Bible and learn to be like Him.

 

[1] Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
[2] And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
[3] But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
[4] Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
[5] For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
[6] Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
[7] Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
[9] (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
[10] Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
[11] And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
[12] For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
[13] But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
[14] Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
[15] See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
[16] Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
[17] Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
[18] And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
[19] Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
[20] Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

In Him,

Alesha Kay

The Hardest Thing to Do

There are times in life when God calls on us to do the hardest thing possible.

And often, that hardest thing is…nothing.

Just wait.

Stand still. Be ready. Have your armor on. Grasp your Sword in readiness.

And do nothing.

Just wait.

See what God will show you.

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. ~Exodus 14:13

It’s hard to do. We want to grasp the problem by its horns and wrestle it to the ground.

But often, God says, “Wait. I will do the work for you. I will get the glory. Your strength cannot do this work. Only Mine.”

I encourage you, today, friend.  Be ready to do whatever God asks of you…gird your loins, put on your breastplate, have the Sword ready. But if God says “Wait,” then do that to the best of your ability.

In times of uncertainty, wait. Always, if you have any doubt, wait. Do not force yourself to any action. If you have a restraint in your spirit, wait until all is clear, and do not go against it. ~excerpt Streams in the Desert

Praying you will see a mighty victory as you stand still and see what God will do today.

In Him,

Alesha Kay

 

Great Enough

He is enough. His grace is enough. Lean hard on Him today.

His grace is great enough to meet the great things
The crashing waves that overwhelm the soul,
The roaring winds that leave us stunned and breathless,
The sudden storm beyond our life’s control.

His grace is great enough to meet the small things
The little pin-prick troubles that annoy,
The insect worries, buzzing and persistent,
The squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy.

~Annie Johnson Flint