Saturday, January 7th .
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
As a child of God, no matter the situation you’re faced with, refuse to worry. Refuse to fear or be apprehensive over anything. Never find yourself up all night, because you think if you sleep, something unpleasant may happen to you; stop the fear, and stop the worry. You can’t be awake, watching over yourself, at the same time that God is watching over you.
The Bible says, “…he giveth his beloved sleep” (Psalm 127:2). Psalm 121:3-4 says, “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” He’s awake so you can sleep. So, rather than be afraid at night and keep awake, you say, “Father, I’m so glad you’re awake; you take care of things while I sleep, because you give your beloved sleep, and I’m your beloved”; then you go to sleep.
1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” He cares for you. So, there’s no need to fret. There’re people who feel if they don’t worry enough, they’re not alive; they have to worry to feel alive, but that’s not the life of a Christian. The Word of God has instructed us not to be anxious. It doesn’t matter what you hear; whatever news is making the headlines has nothing to do with you, because you’re not of this world; you operate from a higher realm of glory.
Don’t let the negative information from the world change your countenance. When things look rough and tough, don’t get ruffled; that’s the time to sing and rejoice, declaring God’s Word. The Bible says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). Put on a kind smile even now, for the Word has spoken about your situation. You’ve already overcome the adversary and all adversities: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
The joy of the Lord is my strength. The Holy Spirit living in me has filled me with courage and supernatural ability to be a blessing to my world, manifesting the virtues and perfections of divinity. God’s righteousness, peace, joy, and excellence exude from me, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
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Further Study: || 1 Peter 1:7-9 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls. ||
|| Luke 12:22-30 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body [is more] than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more [will he clothe] you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 6:1-18,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 4:1-11,
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional