Here we are again. Day 2. I’m so glad you joined me.
I was thinking about this 31 day journey of prayer, and how it both thrills me and scares me to death.
Today, I began to feel weight of my commitment.
What if I fail?
What if I let you down? What if I let God down?
Isn’t that so typical?
The Lord leads me to do something, and suddenly I forget this vital truth.
I have a similar experience every time I start a new ladies Bible study.
I get anxious when it’s time to lead. I’m not a natural-born leader. I’m a follower.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
God reminded me that as long as I’m following Him, I have no reason to worry.
That’s why I was impressed to write today about seeking first His Kingdom, and being anxious for nothing. I know I’m not alone. We live in a world of worry. As one sweet friend pointed out, there’s a difference between worry and concern. Wisdom is knowing the difference.
I wrote today’s prayer for you and I, but feel free to replace the “me” and “I” if God’s put someone on your heart that needs it too.
(all scripture is taken from the NIV unless otherwise noted)
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Thank you for reminding me today that You are in control, and that no matter what this world gives me, the most important thing I can do is keep my heart and mind set on knowing You and obeying Your Word. I pray that I would be anxious for nothing, and that the Holy Spirit would convict me when I’m tempted to worry. Remind me to seek Your face to calm my anxiety. Thank you for Your promise for peace when I do. Help me have a desire to seek first Your Kingdom, and Your righteousness, above anything else.
In Jesus Name
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