“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.” Read 2 Peter 1:19 (KJV). Casting all your cares on the Lord is a sure word of prophecy than the ground you are standing on, Selah. We need to pay attention! This is not a drill folks, this is for real!!
On a daily basis, we are bombarded with reports from the seven mountains; apparently, these are the areas most of us interact with through work, academics or business, and if we do not have a buffer or filter to shield and protect us from these bombardments, then worry, anxiety and panic can become inevitable, thereby causing unrest of the soul. But recall the Bible saying, “Hope is an anchor for the soul.” If you decide to hold on to your cares, then your anchor is in your own ability, but if you embrace God’s counsel to cast your care on Him, then your anchor is deep-rooted in His Word which will hold you in its place stopping you from drifting.
How then do we live a carefree and careless life, and what are some of the implications for not heeding the counsel of God to “cast off” on Him? Before answering this question, let us lay the foundation, the Bible says it this way, “For I am the Lord, I change not.” Read Malachi 3:6 (KJV). “Jesus Christ is [eternally changeless, always] the same yesterday and today and forever.” Read Hebrews 13:8 (AMP). So we have established, we are dealing with our Father who never ever CHANGES. Therefore, how do we embrace the carefree and careless life?
- Trust and Obey –
- “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.” Read Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG). Trust releases God’s power, providence and strength, hence the Bible says, “…But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.” Isaiah 40:31 (NIV).
A.W. Tozer renders this beautiful quote, “It is not just trust; it is not just obey. It is trust and obey.” My Father and my King, thank You for your exceedingly abundant grace and mercy. I love you, and I lift my voice in praise with thanksgiving in my heart.
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