Wednesday, July 21, 2021

July 21

Today is one of those days where I let distractions shift my morning focus from Jesus to other things going on in my home. I left dishes in the sink, and frankly, my kitchen was a mess! I felt I needed to clean all of that up before moving on to better things. When that happens, it takes me some time to get back into “Jesus” mode. Rather than let things go, and sit at the feet of Jesus like Mary, I began my day by rushing around, cleaning my house like I should have done last night. 

My dirty kitchen issue is just a minor thing compared to all the things our minds are contending with lately; governmental affairs, cost increases, supply shortages, a dwindling of our freedom, and so on; with all that, it’s easy to become anxious. It’s more important now than ever that we keep our eyes on Jesus and not let our minds wander off of him and become distracted by the nonsense going on around us. Though we can’t just sit back and watch these things happen without any action, ultimately, God is in control. Follow his lead, and when he wants you to act, the Holy Spirit will let you know. However, there is no reason to become anxious, we are loved beyond measure, and when we get to the next phase of our life in Jesus, we will see how frivolous our fretting was. Have peace in the tumult, my precious friends; we are very well-loved.

If you haven’t already, commit the following verses to memory.

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

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