Like I’ve mentioned in other posts, most are well-schooled in what it means to have Jesus as Savior but few truly understand what it means to have Him as Lord and what the connection to love as He teaches can be. Simply put, surrendering all that you are and have is what’s required. This does not only apply to sin (ways of living and thinking that are contrary to God) but to our lives themselves so that we rely on Him to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves as long as it is within His timing, plan and purpose for our lives.
What do you do when your life gets tough and you can’t fix it? Do you worry? Do you plan desperate,illegal acts to provide for your family? Do you pray and ask God to help you do what you cannot do for yourself? Do you, as Jesus both promised and commanded in Matthew 6:33, seek God’s kingdom and righteousness first and trust God to supply what you need?
Father God, help me not to worry about the things that I need and the deadlines that I have. Jesus tells me in Matthew 6 that You know what they are. Help me to focus on what You want me to do and be so totally and completely that I lose sight of my needs until You provide them like Jesus promised. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Therefore do not worry saying, “what shall we eat?’ or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For after all these things the gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.
Life is hard for many of you that read this journal post. Pastor G and I pray that these words not only encourage you but help you to make changes so that Jesus is truly the Lord of your life in every way. That’s today’s encouraging word.
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