Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Coffee Date: Hand Over The Worry

I'm a worrier by nature, always have been. But when we gain Christ, when we live life as a believer, we learn through the Gospel we're to hand over all the worry and count on our faith to carry us through. Friends, can I be real for a second? I struggle with this on a very serious level. 
In this season with my relationship with the Lord, I'd say we're in a lovely, strong place. But? But my worry is something that continually clouds my belief and feeds me the lies of the enemy. I want to be still in this Lent season. I want to lay it down - all of it. I mean, my word of the year is 'surrender' yet here I am battling His will with my worry. 
In the weeks leading up to Easter, I want to be especially intentional to quiet the buzz of the hustle so as to tune my heart to hear His voice. He presents Himself to us continually, but how often are we so caught up in the busyness of life that we miss out on what He's telling us. I know, for me, it's far too often. 

If I'm going to surrender my worry and fear and anxieties sincerely over to Him, I've got to hush the buzz of my self-created busyness. No more will I let busyness quiet the Lord's voice in my life. No more will I be more present on social media than in His word. No more will I let the hustle take over my heart. No more will I allow my worry to override His will. 
If handing over my worry and busyness will allow the Lord to be present in my life then that's what I'm choosing. I'm taking my eyes off the busyness and focusing them in on Him. I'm releasing the hustle and giving Him my heart. All the worry and pride and sin of my life, I'm laying at the cross. Let's allow the Lord to draw us in.
This week my prayers are focused on this verse:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”
— Philippians 4:6-7
Friends, I pray you're getting low before the Gospel this season. I pray that you're welcoming Him  into your hearts. I pray that you're laying yourself before the cross in repentance then lifting your hands and eyes to Him in praise. If you're looking for guided scripture this season we recommend the She Reads Truth plan. Also, the Bible YouVersion app offers a handful of devotions focused on studies for the Lent season. We're also reading through the Hillsong 40 Days of Revival.

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