Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 10, 2018

Scripture:

Matthew 6:25 (NASB) “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Observation:

The deadline was fast approaching, and I found myself more concerned with the date and time than the actual presentation. I was asked to speak to a group of men concerning integrity and purity. As the date seemed to come faster than anticipated, I found myself checking the time I had left before I was to share with the men rather than the message I was going to share. Today's verse speaks of not being worried about trivial things like food and clothing but caring more about life and what we do. Sometimes in life, we find ourselves being concerned and even worried about things that are out of our control. I couldn't stop the days from passing or the time I had left to prepare, but I could take care of what I was asked to do. We can become so consumed by the things that we have no control over that we allow worry to control us. That's not a good place to be. We need to slow down and concern ourselves with the things that we can do rather than things we have no control over. What has God asked you to do? Are you doing it, or are you more concerned with something else?  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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