MORNINGTIME 3905by Benjamin Munsell on December 17, 2021
Therefore I say unto you, TAKE NO THOUGHT for (1) your life, (2) what ye shall eat, or (3) what ye shall drink; nor yet (4) for your body, (5) what ye shall put on. Is not (6) the life more than meat, and (7) the body than raiment? Matthew 6:25. Strong's Definition of "take no thought"; "To be anxious about". To worry about or be concerned with. This list of 7 things not to worry about is really thorough as it pretty much covers everything of your life that you don't need to fret over. Yes, we are to Pray Over these things and ask the Lord what He wants us to do TO WALK IN OBEDIENCE to the Leading of the Holy Spirit day by day TO RECEIVE whatever Provisions the Lord has for us. He may set it on your front porch, or He may give you a paying job to provide for your needs by a paycheck. Either way, He will Provide as you go on to Pray for all the other things the Lord puts on your heart to Pray About and Pray Over FOR OTHERS. This leaves your concerns about yourself in the "Don't worry about" box. Sure, ask the Lord for your Daily Bread and leave it at that. He'll take care of your daily needs as He sees fit. And it's good to say "Thank You" during your prayer, AND after you Receive the answer. The point is this, pray over your needs AND MOVE ON to Fervent Prayer about everything else. It's definitely a Faith Builder to watch the Lord take care of you as you Care For the needs of others. As you ask the Lord for today's Blessings, those Blessings may also include trials, troubles, testing's and tribulations, all part of His Plan to Grow you in Christ and into CHRISTLIKENESS. No one said this would be easy, (thank you Adam and Eve), so as you "work up a sweat", Trust Him to take care of you. He'll Prepare you for today, AND for all the future. It's all in His Hands and we can Thank Him for ALL of it. He gives you breath, a heart beat, and holds your atoms together. He's Paid For it all, and FOR YOU, so you have nothing to worry about. Lean on Christ, and, Be Blessed.