The Lord must like donkeys. In my times of prayer
the Lord will give me use a donkey to illustrate how we sometimes react to our
daily life. I was surprised the first time the Lord gave me a donkey story
and when the interpretation of the story soon followed.
Jesus Christ Is the Burden
The Lord recently gave me a vision of a donkey
saddled with heavy bundles of packages. Every day was similar for
the donkey. Some of the time it would walk and other times it would crawl.
There were times the burden of packages was so heavy that the donkey fell then
struggled to stand up and continue walking. At the end of a long day, the
donkey would go home for a short rest. The next day, the donkey would
saddle the same burdens and begin to walk forward. Every day was a
struggle. Every day was a chore.
The Lord showed me that many of His women are
like that donkey. His daughters carry heavy burdens. The Lord Jesus
Christ sees these burdens and wants to lift them off His women. He wants
to give freedom and deliverance to His precious daughters of the King.
We are to spend time in praise and worship.
We are to spend time in prayer telling Him about our burdens and be silent to
wait on the Lord. He will give us insight and instruction through the Holy
Spirit. He will give us order and show us which burdens belong to other
people; we cannot carry another person's burden. He will show us how to
put our responsibilities in order and straighten out the messes of our life one
by one. Trust Him. Lean on Him. Listen to His voice. He
will lift our burdens by taking some burdens away or by turning our true burdens
This donkey is a beast of burden and carries many loads for
his owner, but when it roams free it behaves as it likes. If it is hungry,
it seeks food, if thirsty-- water. It roams with no regard to boundaries
The master of the donkey must fence or tie the donkey so that
it will no wander out of the owner's property. The owner had no fencing
and could not tie the donkey because it would twist the cord. One day, the
master had no alternative but to add a portion of cement to the donkey hooves so
that it could only walk a short distance and keep it on the owners property.
One day the owner fenced the property and removed the cement
from the donkey's hooves. The donkey was free but it still moved as if
cement were on it's hooves. One day, the donkey had an itch in it's tail.
It turned to scratch the itch but could not reach it. The donkey was so
irritated by the itched it turned faster and faster until it fell down.
There was an insect on it's tale. The donkey pulled off the insect and
when the donkey got up, it began to chase the insect. It ran after the
insect for quite a distance until it understood there was no more cement.
The donkey finally runs in freedom within the boundaries of his master's
We are often weighted down by the heavy cement of
responsibilities and circumstances. When we have Jesus Christ, we are
free. Jesus Christ has taken the heavy cement off our feet.
Sometimes, the Lord will send a little pest or irritation that makes us so irate
that we must be free of the irritant. We try to in vain to release
ourselves from the irritant until we seek the Lord. He tells us that
he has been waiting for us to come to Him. He will not only free us of the
irritant but make all our burdens light. The irritant will be gone and we
can run free in the power and protection of the King of Kings!
When a donkey is hungry, it goes searching for
food. It finds food in familiar places and eats in addition to being feed
by his master. The donkey searches a great distance for new food and found
a patch of good and tasty food. It ate and ate until satisfied. It
returned to the food many times and began to get fat; it refused to eat the food
offered by his master. Soon, it could only move slowly for his
The donkey's master found the patch of food that
was a great distance and had many turns and paths. The master put blinders
on the donkey so that it could only see a straight path. The donkey could
not find his food with the blinders on his eyes. Soon, the donkey forgot
about the patch of food and only ate what his mater gave him. The blinders
were removed. The donkey lost his excess weight and began to work
efficiently for his master.
Walk ye on My path. I feed you perfect nourishment for
your spirit, soul and body. Eat my manna every day. Do not go to the
food patch of other people's advice before me. I give you true manna of My
Word. A perfect balance of nourishment that is satisfying to you.
There will not be confusion, conflicting knowledge, conflicting thoughts.
Come ye. Your way is straight. Follow Me.
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge the Lord and
He will make you paths straight.