He Carries My Burden
We are here to make much of God - to make God look great (which should be easy because he is great). Lent is a opportune time for this, because we have so many options:
Doing anything for lent?
Yes, I'm giving up chocolate/meat/video games/tv/facebook/food for 40 days because Jesus is such a satisying treasure that I can go without that other thing!
You know me, I'm not religious, I just believe that Jesus is the hope of the world, and he is pursuing you because you're his precious child
Yeah, I'm trying to remember every day to ask God to carry my burden, because life is so much better when he's the one accomplishing everything - he does a much better job.
Burdening God is Good
When we hesitate to burden God, we are viewing him like a human. Harrassed, ungenerous, reluctant. God joyfully and readily takes on everything we can load on him, because he is a tireless father with a generosity and a holy pity that never end. If our only interaction with God each day is to say at the beginning, "Lord, carry my load, I don't want it" and at the end, "Lord, you did it, and you did it so well" then look, you made much of God! You fulfilled your earthly purpose today by humbly asking your father in heaven (who is much greater than you) to carry your stress and workload for you and then making a big deal of him when he comes through!
Publicly revealing the worth and goodness of God is an act of worship which will help to save the world.
Join in! Burden God today!