August 31, 2019
Worry causes us to lose the opportunity to enjoy the present blessings. Are you able to enjoy life right now? The friends you have, the opportunities given you, your teachers, your living space, your family, are you able to enjoy these things that God has given you? Think about the opportunities you have to get to know people. Lifelong relationships are wonderful blessings. Look at the trees, the flowers, the friends and all the many blessings in life. Then smile, laugh and sing and go on with life. Don’t let worries and cares rob you of the joy God has given you.
Worry makes us forget our worth. When you start worrying about things, you actually make yourself feel inferior. You lose out on knowing that you are somebody important to God. He made you, and you are unique. He knows you and cares about you. But when you worry, you are actually saying, “God, I can’t really matter that much to You. I can’t be that valuable and precious. You wouldn’t really take care of me like that, would You?” Listen. Your Father cares about you. He understands you. He is working all things together for our good, that we may be conformed to the image of His dear Son (see Romans 8:28-29). That is Scripture. That is truth! We are of incredible worth.
Don’t welcome in the thief of worry.
Season of Lent is a journey to spiritual growth, renewal and an opportunity to know the Lord Jesus more intimately and closely. We must hear the Lord speaking to us all along the way as the journey continues so that our heart-attitude will become more like His. The way to attain this is by deliberately choosing an attitude of confession, denying of self, fasting, meditation, prayer and supplication. And, the life is enriched with humility of Christ and service to others. This daily devotional will do just that: bringing the focus upon Jesus and enabling spiritual renewal in our walk with the Lord.
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