I am praying God’s 250 great and precious promises in the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation over my spouse, children, and loved ones. I’m on promise number 17. If you missed the others you can find them here. Join me in praying for your family and other loved ones.
Today’s promise is NECESSITIES OF LIFE. No matter what season of life you are in, there seems to be an area in our life where worry and anxiety can try to make themselves at home with us. If we are not careful to seek, learn and do what God says about worry and anxiety, we can possibly live our life so concerned about the cares of tomorrow, so weighted down by what will happen tomorrow, we miss taking care of the cares of today; we miss the blessings that God has placed around us. Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” Jesus is saying hey wife, hey daughter, hey sister, hey Mom, hey grandmother, hey Dad, hey husband, hey son, hey brother, hey Grandpa, learn My word, My ways, and My thoughts; do what is right based on what you learn, and I will give you everything you need. If we back up a few scriptures in this chapter, God says don’t worry about your life, about what you shall eat or what you shall drink, don’t worry about your body and your clothes “for your heavenly Father knows all your needs.” Nothing is hidden from our Father. He knows our needs. He knows our spouse's needs. He knows our children’s needs. He knows our loved one's needs. Jesus is telling us, “I know the demands of this life but I want you to focus on Me, seek Me, worship, Me, make decisions based on My word and all these necessities of life will be given to you.” Jesus is saying we can trust Him to take care of us in every season of life if we are putting Him first.
Maybe you are a fostering Mom and/or Dad and going through difficulty with children in your home. Maybe you are a single Mom and/or single Dad and you feel the weight of this world on your shoulders. Maybe you are a family where some of your children are adopted and some are biological and you are walking through some struggles in your family. Maybe one of your loved ones is weighted down by worry and anxiety. As you say the prayer below, make it personal to your situation and choose to trust your heavenly Father who cares for you and your loved ones deeply.
Father, thank You for the promise of giving us the NECESSITIES OF LIFE. Lord, I do have needs. I do feel the weight of worry and anxiety over the areas of my life where I am in need. I look at my loved ones around me and I also worry about what they need and them being taken care of but I believe Your word, I choose to believe if I seek Your kingdom first, if I read Your word, learn Your word and do what is right by making decisions based on what Your word says that You will provide for me in my areas of need, You will provide for my loved ones in their time of need. Father, I praise Your mighty name today! I lift up my chin, my head, my eyes to You right now. I am raising up my arms and hands to release my needs to You. I cast worry and anxiety aside. I seek You first, Lord. I hold up my spouse, my children, my other loved ones to You and ask You to cause them to turn their eyes from the concerns of life and put their eyes on You. Thank You, You are drawing us to You. You are releasing Your Holy Spirit in us. You are touching us where we need it the most. You are pouring Your living water over us. You are going before us and clearing a path. You are orchestrating details of what we need even though we may not see it with our natural eyes right now; however, we can believe You are fighting our battles, You are in the midst of our pains, our struggles, and our desires. We are being filled with Your presence at this moment. We are going forth in life knowing You are taking care of all our needs. I love You, Lord. I thank You for being such a good Father to me and my loved ones. I trust You and believe everything I just prayed. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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Who am I? Galatians 2:20 does a great job of summing up who I am. My life is His, the One who loves me and gave Himself for me . In return, I want to be all He wants me to be and do all He wants me to do on this side of Heaven.
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Recipient of the Angels in Adoption Award 2016. A program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington D.C.