Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Win Over Worry from the Book, "Loving God With All Your Mind"

In chapter three of "Loving God With All Your Heart", Mrs. George talks about waking up and going from barely there to worry and then to panic. It is like, Oh No! That's how I have felt so many times. The responsibilities and the unpleasant things we have to face overwhelm us.

In Matthew 6:34 It says "Do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." This verse teaches us that our responsibilities are today's responsibility. Today is all we have to manage. These words of Jesus tell us we can handle today and not worry about the worries of tomorrow. He will help us to obey Him. It is funny, but we need His help to do what He tells us to do.

Mrs. George gives five guidelines to help with this.

  1. Prepare
  2. Plan Ahead
  3. Pray
  4. Proceed
  5. Trust God to Provide
Today we will go over guideline one.

Prepare. Prepare in the evening. Look at the next day's calendar. What is scheduled? What is happening in each member's life. What is for dinner? Prepare part of it the night before. Fix lunches, set the table for the next meal. Put everything you need by the door before you go to bed.

In the morning take time for Jesus. It may only be a couple of minutes but it will help keep the day in perspective. Remember the words,"Do not be anxious for tomorrow". Concentrate on doing what you can get done today.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I just wrote on the two evil's saddness and anger. So your blog really drove it home and thanks for the inspiration.