(Photo by Mike Lewis - Unsplash) This week we will look at Colossians 3 and the stream of life that flows through us and reaches others.
For my first Five Minute Friday. The prompt word is Steady. It is amazing how it fits on what Jesus says about getting rid of worry.
Worry zaps our faith. As our worry grows our faith gets smaller.
In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus covers worry in all aspects. He talks about what it does to our bodies, our spiritual life, and how to defeat worry. I think it is interesting that Jesus starts out talking about worry with eating. So many of us turn to comfort food when we are stress out over … Continue reading Birds of the Air
(Photograph by Nathan Anderson - Unsplash) This week's stream is found in Matthew 6. Jesus, Himself leads us to this stream to put to rest the anxiousness we so get tangled up with. Dip into this stream and seek the quietness that lies within.
Do you fall into the comparison trap? I do at times. You know if only I had a phone like Jane’s it does so much more than last year’s phone. OR I want to be like her she has it all together.
Let not your heart envy sinners,
but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.
Like most of the things that steal our peace, the comparison trap catches us when we have our eyes off of God and on ourselves. We become focused on what we don’t have that someone else has. We start to fall deeper into the trap as we covet what they have. We hit bottom when we blame God for life not being fair, after all, why shouldn’t we have the newest and best phone out there.
The comparison trap is not like a bear trap that snaps shut once…
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(Daily Streams photo by Anton Romanov-Unsplash) Most of our unrest comes from within ourselves. Worry, stress, fear.... all can be put to rest once we catch on to what the Bible has to say about it. As we go through the next few weeks learning … Continue reading Reading Plan – Daily Streams to Quiet the Mind
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