Tuesday, July 16, 2013

what I learned today

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”— Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.—Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith.

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”—But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

The Crossroads daily reading,  cccwired , caught my attention in several of the verses this morning.

If I had to choose the thing I am the worst at (tough choice...), it would be worrying.  I'm a control freak and often forget, very little is actually controllable by me.  When I see in the context of scripture that He cares for Me and He wants me to just totally cast everything on Him, I'm so ashamed that I worry.

What a slap in His face!  I realize my perspective regarding God is SO limited regarding who and what God is that I don't have a clear picture of how completely in charge He is over the world and over my life. 

This morning yet again, I gladly release the price my body pays for taking on worry over things I can never control to Him.  And maybe that's all my feeble human body can do, begin each morning mindful that it's a trap of our enemy to worry.  Any minute I waste in worry - is a precious moment  lost that could have been focused on His will, helping someone or studying...

And then the second verse above...   terrifying....

Do I call Him Lord and just continue to hear the Word proclaimed as I have nearly every single weekend of my 55 years, and walk away not applying it to my life.  Not letting God's commands change and mold me to be more like Him?

How privileged we are to hear the Word of God expository-ally  taught and explained so it is immediately applicable to our lives through His spirit!!

This morning I have heard, I have stopped worrying and I have applied.  Now to walk steadfastly focused on the day the Lord has given being totally mindful of Him knowing I won't walk perfectly, but at least intentionally... and He knows my heart's desire is to be more like Him...  this is what I learned today.

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