No matter how many times I come across this verse, it always seems to be helpful. I happened to read it this morning and it was a good reminder. Here you go…one day at a time!
Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today.
Have a great day.
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
I’m guilty of not having enough faith – more times than I care to admit. How about you?
I hope this encourages you with whatever difficulties you may be facing in your life right now. Have faith and believe that anything is possible!
Have a good day.
28If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. 29Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. 30This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.
Maybe you’re feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders right now, or perhaps you’re in the middle of something that is proving to be very difficult. You may be worn out either mentally or physically, or both, from carrying those heavy burdens that are mentioned above.
As a friend of mine and I discussed the other day: Being a grown-up is hard.
We all have a lot on our plates and life can get pretty stressful sometimes. Life has a lot of expectations and responsibilities and even things that are enjoyable can become part of the stress that we experience in our everyday lives.
These verses remind me that whenever things (big or small) start to build up, it’s time to look up. God will give us the rest we need. All we have to do is ask!
Have a great day.
1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Here’s some great advice for anyone in a leadership position:
11Whoever is the greatest should be the servant of the others. 12If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honored.
Too often as human beings we strive for titles and honors, and in the process we become conditioned to feel that those “at the top” matter most. Unfortunately, a lot of people at the top then continue this practice toward those “below” them.
If you’re a leader or someone in a position of influence over others, I encourage you to take a closer look at the verses above and see if there’s anything you can do to humble yourself in your walk of life.
Anyone can benefit from these words, though. It’s easy in life to think we have all the answers or that we know everything sometimes. Guilty as charged, right here.
I can think of a number of ways I could take these words to heart…now it’s just a matter of doing it.
Humility is not always an easy thing to practice, but it is always something that’s worth displaying in our lives.
Have a great day.