Do you ever worry about the things in life we are facing? If you are like me, I catch myself worrying even though God calls us to not worry and to give our worries to Him.
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matthew 6:34 (MSG)
Hypocrisy and anxiety are sins the bible tells us. We need to train ourselves to the true righteousness of the kingdom, then we will avoid these sins and live for God’s glory.
God tells us that we need to have victory over worry: (1) we need faith for God to meet our need “And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” Matt. 6:30: (2) we need to know our Father cares for His children and (3) we need to put God first so we know His will for our lives and that He might be glorified.
If we have faith in our Father and put Him first, He will meet our needs.
Maybe he won’t meet them the way we were hoping or praying for, but in His will He will meet them. Do not be surprised if it is by teaching us a different way, to bring us closer to him while changing our thinking. I admit I have some thinking that could use some changing.
So let us live out today and this weekend together taking our worries to the Lord. Asking Him to show us how to live in faith for Him and putting Him first!
I am putting this into practice as I get ready to fly across the big pond to join some lovely ladies on a mission trip next week. Prayers appreciated! I will be praying for you too as you live out faith, Him, first!