4 JUL

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

LORDING IT OVER

1 Corinthians 12:3

 
Let ‘worry’ lord it over you and you’ll get these benefits free of charge: 1) someone to talk things over with at three-am. You’ll never come to any solutions or anything like that because worry likes to stay up and chat. 2) A personal fitness coach. Worry loves to work that body. He’ll bust a few moves on your old ticker. He’ll work a few exercises on closing up that chest. He’ll unnecessarily exert the adrenalin. He’ll leave you worn out soon enough (but not too tired for those late night chats.) 3) He’ll let you see the world through new eyes. The smallest molehill can become Everest through the specs of worry. And Everest never looked more beautiful than at three-am.
 
OR… choose to let Jesus Lord it over you and receive this: 1) Sleep. Chat it over with JC in the evening and the night is yours. 2) Respite. When life is working you too hard, ‘... instead of worrying, pray ... Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life’ (Philippians 4:6–7 TM). 3) Clarity. Your Everest is JC’s sandcastle: easily kicked in.
 
So who’s going to Lord it over you?
 
What now?
 
Write a list of what is worrying right now. Get it out of your head onto the page. Now pray about it. Then scribble at the top of your list, ‘For God is greater than our worried hearts’ (1 Jn. 3:20 TM).

‘No one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit’ 1 Corinthians 12:3 NKJ

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