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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cares Choking Out The Word?

But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Mark 4:19
Work tension, financial problems, health concerns, world turmoil? So many things can cause us to get our focus off of the word of God. There is enough stuff going on in the world to cause worry and concern but God does not want His people all caught up in the cares of this world or earthly concerns. How do you maintain peace when things seem to be going crazy around you? 

First off you have to be intentional about ordering your day so that you spend quality time with the Lord before you start carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. In 1 Peter 5:7 it says "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." To cast is to literally throw. Talk to God and tell Him you can't go it alone. Ask Him to give you His wisdom. Worrying about things that could happen is wasted energy. This is a tool in Satan's arsenal to get believers all wrought up in chaos and confusion and thus become ineffective in fighting battles against the enemy. Refuse to allow Satan to drag you down to the pit of no return. 

Maybe it is time to sit down, take a deep breath, and start thanking God for things and defeat the enemy with your praises. Before you realize it your cares will be diminished and may disappear completely!

PRAYER: I confess at times when I have not given you time in the morning I start getting drug down into concern and fears. Lord I choose to not let this be a habit. Right now I purpose to put you first in my day and to sing your praises. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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