Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Worship Wednesday

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"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." Who doesn't like this verse? I'm sure it is the favorite of countless millions. It has a nice ring to it, it is easy to memorize, and it has such a positive message. But it is not always so easy for us to do.

Check out the immediate context of this little gem. 6)Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:7)Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8)Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Verse 6 speaks of submission to God and verse 7 is a direct order to stay focused as you come under attack.

Being sober is the opposite of being intoxicated. When one is drunk all of his senses are dulled and his thinking is impaired. He may also have a false sense of power or control. Sober also means serious minded and rational. String these attributes together with humility and submission to God and it becomes an easy thing to exchange self-reliance for dependence on Him.

Did you like the way I slipped that one in on you? When we cast our cares on Him, we surrender our perceived control over our difficulties and concerns. The same God who cares for us has all power and authority to meet our every need. He is both able and willing.

There is an old song that simply says, "take your burden to the Lord and leave it there". Your burden may be physical, mental, emotional, financial, or even spiritual. Whatever it is, I encourage you today to release it to Him. Then you will be free to serve Him with gladness and enter His courts with joy. You will find rest for your soul.

4 comments:

Nadine said...

Amen. I couldn't have agreed more.

Diane said...

So thankful for your Wednesday posts Sista Cala!!!! Wonderful!

And Cindy--I love! love! Love! your new photos! What a great picture of you and your little guy! And is that a picture of your home? Beautiful! Somehow, it is what I imagined it would look like--is that weird...or what!

Have a great day you two!

Diane

C. H. Green said...

Yes, it is my son and my house, and further down is Maggie. Can you tell I got a new camera??? Glad you're home.

Kathleen Marie said...

This is good! "When we cast our cares on Him, we surrender our perceived control over our difficulties and concerns".

The control is indeed perceived, false and a lie from Satan.

Preach it sister!