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Friday, January 27, 2012

ME WORRY?


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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom

Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Now here is the deal; if you are a Christian it is your duty to believe and accept these verses as true.

Now herein lies a problem as spoken to us in Hebrews 2:1 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

Ho there, did you get that? Even if you are strong in the Word you can allow the impact of it to lessen and the first thing you know you slip into the worry land of unbelief. The picture here is like unto a boat tied up to the pier and due to the constant waves rocking it (sounds like life’s misadventures) its mooring loosens and the boat drifts away from the harbor powerless having been disconnected from the safe harbor.

The Philippians must have been plagued with worry for Paul wrote in; Philippians 4:6-7 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Now, that is good stuff, "Don’t worry; pray!"  Paul isn’t talking about mumbling a few words but some get down and do business with GOD where you connect and go away knowing HE got the message. Pardon me for saying this maybe we need some “How to pray” lessons taught by the Spirit of GOD.

Try this on for size; the energy that we spend worrying can be put too much better use in prayer. Here's a little formula to remember: Worry replaced by Prayer equals Trust. I read that somewhere and it made sense to me.

If every time you find yourself starting to worry you stop it and start to pray you will find yourself worrying far less.

JOIN THE “I DON’T WORRY - - I PRAY CLUB.”

This post has been linked to Laura’s, Brag on God Friday
Linked with Charlotte’s Spiritual Sundays  

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