Sunday, August 28, 2011

Are you Drowning?

“Cast all your care on me” (1Peter 5-7)
     Are you drowning, take this moment and turn to God. Read a story from the Bible telling about what others have done in their times of great stress. Ask God to direct your steps. Is your fight with your mind? Is your problem being powered by fear and controlling who you are?  Allow God to give you rest from worry and from fear. Let God lead your through your storm. Read a story from the Bible, and learn how others put their trust in God during their storms. Don’t follow the world, for you’ll be fighting an army with one. Turn to God and receive His wisdom to overcome the fight for in the Bible we’re told, “I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Allow Him to give you victory by directing your steps and revealing His wisdom. Ask Him for help in managing your day and accept His gift of faith to lead you through. Ask, seek and keep praying for Christ has instructed us to be persistence with our prayer not giving up. (Luke11:9-10)

A suggested Bible story about following God when the world is against you can be found in Genesis 37-46. This is a story of a young man named Joseph who was betrayed by his jealous, half brothers and sold into human trafficking. Then as a slave, he was thrown into prison based on false charges and he never lost his faith even when the storms kept coming. Learn to be your best in the worst of times just as Joseph did. Allow God to bless you and to see you through. Don't listen when the world tells you to quit for in (Romans 12:2) we are instructed, "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how His ways will really satisfy you."

Remember to keep asking in prayer and to follow God for Jesus tells us, "You can get anything--anything you ask for in prayer--if you believe." Matthew 21: 22
And  “I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.”
 2 Corinthians 12:9

Suggest Bible Reading: Genesis 37-46 - Joseph into the pit by his jealous half brothers; sold into slavery; slave now in charge; thrown in prison; the prisoner and the king; the new Prime Minister; the missing cup; family reunion. God’s promises: Ask, seek, find (Luke 11:9); I give you wisdom (1 Cor 1:30); I will direct your steps. ( Prov 20:24); I will supply all your need. (Phil 4:13) I’ll never leave you or forsake you. ( Heb 13:11)

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