Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Worrying doesn’t change a thing and it sure doesn’t add any benefit to your life. Instead of worrying start serving. Spend time helping those in need and you’ll have less time to spend worrying. Focus on helping others and God will make sure you are taken of.
When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”
Jesus already knows your condition and he is calling you because he has compassion for you. If you need healing come to Jesus, he can heal your mind, body, and soul. He can set you free from whatever chains are holding you down.
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
God sees you. He knows your heart and your hurt. You are not alone. He loves you more than you could ever imagine. Trust God. Give him your brokenness and allow him to heal your heart and lead you to restoration.
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
God’s presence in our lives changes everything. When we submit to God’s will, he gives us a calmness, an inner peace that nothing on the outside can take away. We’ll have a quiet confidence that no matter what happens we know God is in control and we know that God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Pray with the full confidence that God hears you, he is faithful, and he is a loving God. God hears all our prayers and he answers all our prayers. When we ask God for something, the answer will be “Yes”, “No”, or “Wait”. The key words are, “according to His will”. Just because we pray and ask God for something does not mean that it is His will for us. We must always pray “according to his will” and ask that his will be done, not ours, for he alone knows his plans for us.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
There is no doubt we all live very busy lives. We work, we have families to take care of, appointments to keep, people to see, and things to do. It’s important that we make wise decisions about what we give our time and attention to and it’s important that we give our best to those things. Whether we realize it or not, people are watching us to see if what we preach is what we practice. It’s important that we treat everyone with kindness and gentleness. It’s important that we conduct ourselves in the best light as we represent the Lord in everything we do.
Those who watch the wind blow will never sow, and those who observe the clouds will never reap.
If you are waiting for perfect conditions like the right time, the right people, the right _________ (you fill in the blank) to start living your God given dream you’ll never get started. Don’t wait for “perfect conditions”, you have start now with what you know now, and what you have now, tomorrow may never come. Don’t be afraid, God is with you and he will equip you with every good thing to do his will. It’s okay to start small, at least you’ve started to sow and it’s okay to make mistakes, it shows you’re trying and not just watching the wind blow. Start sowing now what God has put in your heart so you can reap his blessings.