Today is 8/8/08 (new beginnings X 3)...Happy Birthday, Jared (yeah, we finally heard from him). As most of you know, we're in Washington for the GPF...all is well...very exciting things happening here (Debye did great in her interview on the local ABC news last night)...thanks for the support and words of encouragement...I (we) feel your presence here with us...our unity is real!
Today's AYITN is this:
"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully."
(1 Peter 5:7 – AMP)
"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved." (Psalm 55:22)
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)
"Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 4:6, 7 – AMP)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I believe the word of God that tells me that I possess supernatural peace, given to me by Jesus Himself – in fact, it is actually His own, personal peace that He desires to share with me!
(I speak a blessing of peace over you again today...you have the peace of Christ...the peace that enabled Him to sleep in a boat during a terrible storm...you have that ability today, regardless of how violent your personal storm is right now...)
Today I will not worry about tomorrow. The Kingdom is in the NOW (Matthew 6:33, 34).
(By faith I call your mind into the now...the peace of God causes you to enjoy the awesome beauty of this day, without any distraction concerning the worries of tomorrow...you have nothing to dread...you have nothing to fear...)
Today I will relax, casting all of my care on Him.
(Let not your heart be troubled...no regrets...no worries...you are loved...you are forgiven...you have favor with God and man...it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...)
Today I will believe I receive when I pray. I can't worry and believe at the same time.
(Be at peace in your prayer life...the peace of God under girds your faith to make you realize that you are stronger than you think you are!)
Today I will let go of the stress and pressure. The government is on Jesus' shoulder.
(I speak the peace that drives out stress to you...)
Today I will respond to whatever comes my way with these three words: "It's all good!" God is perfecting that which concerns me so I know that everything will always, ultimately, turn out all right with His help.
(Peace to you...IT'S ALL GOOD...peace to your heart...IT'S ALL GOD!!!)
Today I will choose the good part and sit down with "laid-back Mary" at the feet of Jesus, instead of working up a sweat in the kitchen trying to help "stressed-out Martha" get her dinner ready! I don't have to worry about preparing a meal because Jesus is the Bread of Life – the Manna from Heaven! Today I will walk in the peace that passes understanding, and today I will live in the now!
(Don't feel overwhelmed by today's responsibilities...you'll get it all done...the peace of God helps you manage your time...decide right now to walk in peace, and you'll have a great day...)
Father, help me to keep it all in perspective today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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