A Little Busy?

BIBLE READING: Col: 4: 14 - 18 14 Luke, the beloved doctor, sends his greetings, and so does Demas. 15 Please give my greetings to our brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house. 16 After you have read this letter, pass it on to the church at Laodicea so they can read it, too. And you should read the letter I wrote to them. 17 And say to Archippus, "Be sure to carry out the ministry the Lord gave you." 18 Here is my greeting in my own handwriting—Paul. Remember my chains. May God's grace be with you.

BLOG: Each of us is probably going to have a hectic day. Even if you don't plan to have one - WHAM! Then life comes and visits you. A flat tire, traffic jam, a family emergency, or something else.

You may be worrying about what is going to happen today? Are you going to make it to work on time? How's the teachers meeting going to pan out? What is my boss going to say?

Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

Some people take Jesus' words here to mean, "Don't sweat the small stuff." But in fact what He is saying is don't worry about what is going to happen, take care to protect yourself from evil. The real trouble you need to be focusing on is being ready to face temptation and opportunities to disregard Christ.

What happens to us every day doesn't have any impact on our eternal life. But how we react to these events does. God will take care of us. That very passage promises that. But focus on honoring God with a lifestyle of worship. Take care to guard your heart and honor Christ.

PRAY: Dear Jesus, keep me from temptation and deliever me from the evil one. AMEN

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