7:) Jesus I want to love you more! Day 2


Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Matthew 6:25‭-‬34 KJV

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 KJV

Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.
1 Samuel 7:12 KJV

Praise ye the LORD: For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant; and praise is comely. The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite. The LORD lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, And to the young ravens which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his mercy. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; Praise thy God, O Zion. For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, And filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: His word runneth very swiftly. He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: Who can stand before his cold? He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. He sheweth his word unto Jacob, His statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation: And as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalm 147:1‭-‬20 KJV



Read today’s scripture passages before answering the following questions. Worry. We don’t want to do it, but we do it anyway.

The question is not, “Do you worry?”

The questions are, Why do you worry? What do you worry about? What do you do with your worries?

In Matthew 6:25-34, note the instructions Jesus gives to you. Jesus tells us not to be anxious about what we eat or drink or wear. Do you worry about these things? The world we live in is filled with danger. Financial “worries” can be significant in an uncertain market. Many find themselves fighting off the fear that serious illness or great loss may bring. We experience loss in our own family, we see it in those we love, and we read about it in the newspaper. What does the Lord want us to do? How does He want us to respond? He tells us to not be anxious… for anything! We are to praise Him, to worship when we feel like worrying. The Lord himself tells that trials will come (John 16:33). And when they do come, we want to be ready for them and know what to do and how to respond in worship and not worry. As God’s children we must choose to remember His faithfulness, to anchor our trust in Him and wait with hope and not worry. We need to fix our gaze on the precious deeds that display God’s love and faithfulness (1 Samuel 7:12)

We need to meditate on scriptures that describe God’s love, power and faithfulness and choose to believe them. This simply thing will help to greatly curtain worrying. What are you worried about? Make a mental list of your worries, even the smallest, seemingly inconsequential things. We are not designed to carry those burdens. In prayer, lay them down at the Lord’s feet. Then praise Him, praise Him, praise Him! Use Psalms 147 to express worship to the Lord.

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