Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Today Reminder – 12 April 2017

A reminder for today
Even though Jesus was God's Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. (Hebrews 5:8)

I do not know about you, but when I look at our finances, they seem to disappear overnight. It is as if money in the bank vanishes. This month we are struggling much more than the previous month and my only conclusion is that everything is so much more expensive. Everything just goes up and up and the holiday seems to burden our finances a lot more. So, I often find myself in a position where I get a little worried about tomorrow. I seems as if our burdens just grows and grows from one month to the next. With the South African winter ahead, it can really burden your income, because then it is flu and heaters and such and you can just imagine the result. 

This verse caught my attention just as I had a look at our finances and the days remaining before payday. Even Jesus learned obedience from suffering. His suffering made Him pray more often and it made Him more dependent on God. Our suffering or rather our burdens are there to make us more obedient and more dependent on God. You see God wants us to spend more time in prayer with Him. This means that He will allow the suffering into our lives, because He knows that it will bring us closer and that this life is temporary. He knows that in our commitment to Him we will walk through this life and see Him in heaven. You see it is more important to God that we make our way into heaven than having a good life on earth. Why worry about a world that has no future when your future is with God. So all these worries and concerns reminded me of a specific verse.

"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. "That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” (Matthew 6:24-27)

Therefore, we must stop worrying immediately and start worshipping. God is all we need and all we should have. 

Lord, we cast all our worries and fears on to you and we ask that you help us. Lord, bless our finances and be our financial planner so that our flask will overflow with oil. Help us to plan more effective and pay off all our debt. Bless our income and the work we do so that we will bring glory to you. Lord, you are all that we need. Let us wear your armour and face our challenges today. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.