‘ Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions & praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come & settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.’ Philippians 4:6-7 MSG
This is certainly a word for me today! Sometimes I think I should state my occupation as ‘Professional Worry Wort’. I envy those who seemingly float through life, worry & anxiety not a part of their daily routine. ” Oh, I want that !”
” But you can have it……Bring those burdens that weigh so heavily on you, limiting you, to me……And let go completely. Don’t give them over with one hand, secretly holding on with the other. I have it covered, trust me, rest in me, allow me to be the centre of your being.”
His still small voice always knows where to find me.
Worry, anxiety & fear are not a part of His plan for my life…your life. Let go with both hands. Empty hands can then be filled with His victory, confidence & peace.
‘Peace with God brings the peace of God. It is a peace that settles our nerves, fills our mind, floods our spirit,& in the midst of the uproar around us, gives the assurance that everything is alright.’ – Bob Mumford
Walk Towards Easter . 16
And He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them,and they all drank from it. And He said to them, ” This is my blood , poured out for many, sealing the covenant between God and his people.”
Q. What does the Passover meal teach you about the death of Jesus ?(Exodus 12)
How do you feel about His words?
The imagery in the Story of The Passover in Exodus depicts Grace immeasurable. Families gathered sharing a meal, and in their choosing to believe and obey, their doors marked by sacrificial blood, death passes over them. They are delivered and embark on a journey of faith, a journey that was to change their lives and shape their destiny.
Now we have a new imagery of Grace immeasurable. Jesus sealing the new Covenant with His sacrifice. Once and for all, for each and every one who chooses to believe, death passes over and the light of eternity shines bright and beautiful . The door posts of our lives marked with Him.
What an incredible privilege it is to be able to share communion. To come to the Lords table in remembrance of Jesus sacrifice. To be able to partake of the bread and wine, carrying all of our burdens and placing them at the foot of The Cross, where our sins are forgiven , and we are marked with our true destiny.
All we have to do is choose to go on the journey . He has done it all. He will pick us up and carry us to His table.