Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Trust and Thankfulness
I never cease to be amazed at how much the little devotional, Jesus Calling, speaks into my life. Here is today's reading:
"Trust and thankfulness will get you safely through this day. Trust protects you from worrying and obsessing. Thankfulness keeps you from criticizing and complaining: those "sister sins" that so easily entangle you.
Keeping your eyes on Me is the same thing as trusting Me. It is a free choice that you must make thousands of times daily. The more you choose to trust Me, the easier it becomes. Thought patterns of trust become etched into your brain. Relegate troubles to the periphery of your mind, so that I can be central in your thoughts. Thus you focus on Me, entrusting your concerns into My care."
It is so easy to let our problems consume us, and to go through our days dwelling on the impossibilities that we face, while continually mulling over every angle of our situation, trying to find a solution that previously eluded us. Jesus is calling us to go through our days focused on Him instead, continually giving Him our troubles and problems, and letting Him bear our burdens and orchestrate the solutions.
1 Peter 5:7 -- "Casting all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you."
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