Monday, February 22, 2016
Year 4-Day 53: I am grateful that gratitude has the power to interrupt anxiety.
We were granted the power of changing our response to any situation by finding the grateful spots. In fact, it can even help us manage how we "live in valleys".
The first verse I memorized by sheer repetition in reading was Matthew 26:27- "And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?"
I had an anxious stomach in my early grade school days. I lived in fear that my best would not be good enough. Satan does start early with his whispers of self-doubt! His messages... designed to make us doubt that we were created with purpose and for a purpose. We are God designed...with a unique fingerprint and an original set of gifts.
This Matthew 6:25-34 passage is always an encouragement for a worried heart. Jesus words. Written in red in some Bibles. They felt like a life preserver to me as a child... and they still do.
"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?" (vs:25)