Hi there! Welcome back to my blog! If you are new here, welcome! I pray that as you read today’s blog post, God speaks to your heart in Jesus name. Amen.
Let’s read the next few verses below:
24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,
29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
30 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?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’
32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. [Matthew 6:24-34]
There is no good kind of anxiety!
In the previous blog post, I wrote about overcoming fear. There’s a good kind of fear- The fear of God. This doesn’t apply to anxiety (or worry).
Anxiety is intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. You worry about your job security, relationships, financial stability, positions, and many more.
The major reason you worry is your eyes are not fixed on God. Instead, your eyes are fixed on the circumstances you worry about.
Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Matthew 6:21 NLT
If your valuables (or treasures) are in the ephemeral things of the world, your heart will also be there. However, these less important things in the world do not satisfy and God wants to give them to you anyway.
Paul and Silas in the Bible were cast into prison, they also had their feet bound in chains. They had been treated unjustly but that didn’t dampen their spirits. It was supposed to be a period of anxiety and suffering but since their eyes were fixed on Jesus, they weren’t controlled by their circumstances but they controlled their circumstance.
At midnight, Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God. Immediately, there was a great earthquake and the foundations of the prison were shaken. The doors of the prison were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
The Bible says in Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].”
God expects you to rejoice forever (1 Thessalonians 5:16) regardless of your situation. This can only be possible when your gaze is fixed on Jesus and you are dead to yourself. Why worry when you can tell Jesus about your circumstance(s)?
On a final note, joy belongs to those who believe in Jesus. If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Saviour yet, it’s high time you accepted Him. He loves you so much and has an amazing plan for your life because He created you.
You can surrender to Jesus by confessing this prayer with faith in your heart “Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Saviour. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.”
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But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.
Matthew 6:33 AMP
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2. The Holy Bible – New Living Translation, Amplified Version.
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