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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Can I get a Witness!!!!!!!

This morning I woke up at 2:00 am. Not to be sympathetic to the Loggers in the Church, but because of too much.

Too much I want to do for God.
Too much I need to do for the Church.
Too much I have to do for my life.

I'm back a day and a half from a conference on learning how to finish well and I am already overwhelmed.

Too much is too much.
There is so much that has to be done.
All of the phone calls, all of the meetings, all of the sermon prep, all of the relational activities.
And it has to be done today.
No rest for the wicked.

But I'm not wicked.
Jesus saved me from that moniker years ago.
His work on the cross freed me from the bondage of wickedness.
His life was given for mine.

So why no rest?
Because I'm choosing to live my wicked life again.

Peter understood something about choosing to live the wicked life when He denied Christ. He got caught up in all that was going on with Jesus Crucifixion and failed miserably, so when he writes about this subject he writes from experience.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Its my pride that tells me that I have to get it done............myself.
That I have to carry the burden............myself.
That if I don't get it all done I will fail...............myself.
But Peter learned another option.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Today I am going to do two things.
1. Recognize that God cares for me.
He loves me and saved me from the wickedness that drives me.
He wants me to love my life, to live it to the fullest, to be free.

2. To do this, I have to cast my cares upon Him.
Is it that simple?
I am going to get off the computer, take my too much to Him in Prayer and go and live my life to the fullest.
What gets done, will get done because of His work in me.

Rest, yes, but for the Witness not the wicked.

Why is this important for me?
because of the next verse.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
My life has an adversary.
He wants to steal and to kill and to destroy.
He wants me to live overwhelmed and fearful which will lead me back to a wicked life.

No rest for the wicked.

I'm am going to go and pray, then go to breakfast with my brother, and then I will start a very long day.
And its going to be Awesome.

Join me this morning by casting all those burdens that are weighting you down on Him.
and be a witness of the grace, love and mercy of our Savior.

I love my Life

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh Pastor, this is EXACTLY what I needed today.... I am so swamped I am spinning in circles and feeling anxious! So I will take a deep breath, work my shift, meet with an awesome lady this afternoon and get to know her, then look forward to tonight and the awesome things God WILL do today! Thanks you! Carol