Worry not, pray always
For so often, many of the battles we are worrying about are things God never intended for our lives. We must begin to hold onto a mindset to seek Him first prior to making any decisions on our own. You have to begin to ask yourself, “Is this God approved?” Refer to James 1:12, it tells us when a man has been approved; he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to anyone who loves Him.
Let God lead you
Before you begin your day, turn on the news, or get the kids ready for school, take time to ask God for His guidance. Ask Him to guide your decisions, thoughts, words and mindset, so you can live the life God has purposed for you!
It will not grieve you
Then and only then, you may go through trials and tribulations, but it will not grieve you. Read 1 Chronicles 4:10. You will find yourself with a sense of peace (refer to John 14:27), neglecting to worry, blessed day in and day out, and living a fulfilled life because each decision has already been pre-approved by God!
Prayer. God, help me find peace from the world and my worries by turning to you on a daily basis. I wish to come to you in prayer or by searching your word for ideas and actions pre-approved by you. I’m Jesus Name. Amen.
Mindfulness. Reflect on a time when you sought God’s guidance and how the situation worked out for your good. Remember, He promises to be your shepherd so you will want for nothing, refer to Psalm 23:1.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
James 1:12 NIV
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.”
1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
John 14:27 NIV
This page is comprised of excerpts from the devotional found on the youversion Bible App 21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs by Kemberley Washington. Copyright © 2013 by Kemberley Washington. Published by 21daysof.com. All rights reserved.