While in prayer this morning God shared with me that He is developing my patience, and how He wants me to hear with my heart not just my mind. The bible uses the word heart in a figurative sense referring to the inner parts of our being, our thoughts, emotions and will.
He has lost sheep that need you! And maybe YOU ARE that lost sheep, and you are reading this because God is trying to REACH YOU! Know that you are so loved, and He wants to have a relationship with YOU. Yes, YOU.
Today’s verse talks about anxiety specifically, and how God cares for us. I want to also offer some things that you can do if you do happen to be struggling with anxiety too. First, the most important thing….
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
If Jesus showed this woman, and in essence you and I, grace and hope (John 3:16; 8:10-11) How can we not do the same for others? A couple of days ago, we talked about loving our neighbors as ourself. I think about this too, and if we can see that we are not perfect, how can we not offer that grace to others?
Real courage arises when we have faith, and we know that we know that we know that God is with us. We can lean into the strength and the wisdom that God offers. And through that we can also feel the power of bravery.
In our world today we can become consumed by ourselves. Especially with our phones, we can have our heads down and not even engage with each other. I want to share a story that literally happened a couple of days ago.