“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Gal. 6:1-2
Today’s Christian daily devotional
“Chips, apple or bread?” the teenager behind the Panera counter barely glances up from the register.
It is a simple question, but I see the inner struggle going on inside my husband’s head.
“An apple for the both of us.” I step in and promptly save the day.
The girl punches the order into the computer, completely oblivious to the fact that I had just crushed my husband’s carbohydrate fantasies. I get “the glare”; the messenger has been shot.
My intention was not punishment. I was trying hard to maintain my promise to John. Upon the arrival of summer, we both agreed and committed to giving up bread for a month.
Although I do enjoy an occasional sandwich now and again, my husband sees bread as a necessary staple in enjoying the good life. His resolve melted like hot butter as soon as we entered our favorite lunch spot. John’s weakness is bread.
In Galatians 6:1-2 we are encouraged to keep our brothers and sisters in Christ accountable. When we help shoulder the burdens of others, we also strengthen our own spirits. We become more invested in the success of others and ourselves.
This is the wonderful part of becoming a member in the family of Christ. If you don’t have that kind of friendship and accountability with other believers, I challenge you to reach out and help another. Your growth was never meant to be a solo journey.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I think my greatest addiction is my own pride. I have relied on myself for so long, it is hard for me to admit I need the help of anyone else—including you. I am so regretful for this, as this is the main reason behind most of my struggles.
I give my burden to you. I ask that you show me the other areas that I need to give to you, and send me good friends that have good intentions my way. I will heed the voice of your wisdom and discernment when it comes to this. Help me to make myself accountable to those trusted friends, so I can improve my chances for success.
I know that my weaknesses may be another person’s strength. Help me to see the wisdom in allowing other people to be a part of my healing and learning process.
In Jesus’ precious name, I am ready to be healed and I am ready to also help encourage other people who want to do the same thing. Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: Galatians 6:1-2
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan