What’s worrying you?

Posted February 17th, 2012 by Leah and filed in Word of Encouragement

My dear, dear friends! I love you so  much.  I do want the very best for you. You make me feel such joy, fill me with such pride. Don’t waver. Stay on track, steady in God.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying , pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’ s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practie what you learned….

Happy Friday dear friends!  I have been reading from the Message Bible lately and wanted to share part of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians. He is telling us, in nutshell, PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING! My heart, like yours, has two chambers and one side is super full and content with thanksgiving, while the other chamber is crying out to Jesus for those I know and love who are facing some really, really tough stuff.

Throughout the Bible we read the words remember… Jesus said the Holy Spirit would remind us, cause us to remember His words.  Paul wants us to remember Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray.

What good is worrying? It will not change a thing! Yesterday I was reading about the man with the shriveled up hand who asked Jesus to heal him.  Jesus said…STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND”. Was this an exercise in trust? Did Jesus want the man to take the initiative to show he truly believed Jesus was able?

Maybe today your prayer is…Jesus please show me the next right step. And when you do I will step out in faith, believing.

STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND.

Sometimes, for me, that means…go do something for someone else, for it that act of leaving self behind and seeking to stretch myself for another, my healing comes.

STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND.

What does that simple act, simple statement by the King of the Universe mean to you?

xo

Leah

P.S….We will be learning more about PRAYER at REPLENISH!

 



2 Responses to “What’s worrying you?”

  1. Lisa Curtis says:

    Thanks, just the reminder I needed.

  2. Sylvia says:

    I’ve been worrying about my daughter and the path she is NOT taking in life. Today I “STRETCHED OUT MY HAND” asking God to show ME what I need to do in order to reach her. Maybe He just want me to stand still…I’m praying. Thanks for the warm message.

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