All men must deal with a myriad of things in their life, some important and some not so important. If we are the adult of our lives then we can put all our responsibilities in a category of our choosing. How important is it to you if someone comes to church early and sits in your favorite chair? I have watched some folks get so mad they spent their time in church in another chair burning with anger at the chair thief. As people we will experience disappointments or blessings every day of our lives.
Luke 10:41 And Jesus said, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things.
When you read this account of Martha and her sister Mary, there is no record of any man in that house complaining about the ladies’ hospitality. Based on my understanding of the Scriptures, if any of Jesus’ staff would have complained He would have rebuked them. We humans tend to overreact over the silliest things that would amount to nothing. We will assign certain priorities to everything that happens in our life. It seems like the things that we deem life or death situations get the most worry and anxiety. If we address something as if it’s a “big deal” then it will be a stressful time, if we view something as minor and simple then that’s what it will be.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares upon the Lord; for He cares for you.
I have known some folks who went to a doctor to have a wart removed, and you would think they had an arm amputated. I have known others who had open heart surgery and they acted as if they just had a wart removed. What’s the difference between these two people, one made the simple a priority and the other made the complex simple. If we can learn to roll all care over onto the Lord and let Him deal with them, then we can assign every issue in our life a low priority. We have the choice as to how big we want our mountain to be. I believe that some folks will take a manageable molehill and turn it into a mountain. Ever heard of a person who was afraid of their own shadow? We cast our own shadow and then become afraid of it.
Mark 5:36 When word came that Jairus’ daughter had died, He said to Jairus, do not be afraid, only believe.
Jesus could very well be speaking to anyone of us, He says to us, do not be afraid, only believe what He said He would do. Evidently Jairus gave heed to His word because he was one of the few Jews allowed to be in the room when Jesus raised his daughter from the dead. What if Jairus would have gotten into fear? He would have disqualified Jesus from the miracle because the girl was his daughter.
If we roll our care over on the Lord, He cares for us. It takes faith to trust Jesus with your life, it will require you to give up all your cares and worries. If you truly trust Jesus then nothing will be a big deal, He always makes things all right. If Jesus is the biggest deal in your life then everything else can be overcome. The whole nation of Israel was afraid of Goliath, but David had more faith in his God than some mouthy giant, Goliath was no big deal.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!