Seeds of the Kingdom 26 May 2022 Daily Devotional || By Ellel Ministries International
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TOPIC: A Choice About the Future
SCRIPTURE: And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? – Matthew 6:27
Seeds Of The Kingdom 26 May 2022 Devotional MESSAGE
There are many times in the Bible when Jesus makes tough statements, and this is one of those moments when He leaves us in no doubt as to how He wants us to behave. He is very clear in the whole of this passage, speaking of the way we all worry about the future: His instruction is to stop it.
The essence of His teaching is that, if we are ultimately trusting in human ability to give us all that we need, then perhaps we have something to worry about because, however well intentioned, all human practice will eventually fail. If, on the other hand, we put our foundational trust in our Heavenly Father, we have no reason to worry, because He cannot and will not fail us.
We may carry anxiety from unresolved issues of trauma from the past, and God certainly wants to heal those troubled places, but here He is talking about the choices we need to make for the future.
It’s true to say that worry and anxiety have never solved any problem, and they are much more likely to shorten than to lengthen our lives. So, this is the challenge from Jesus to His followers: Instead of worrying, make a choice, today and in the future, to step into the security of His Kingdom, and discover the fullness of God’s protection, provision and peace.
Seeds Of The Kingdom 26 May 2022 PRAYER
Father God, anxiety, however much I’ve tried to hide it, has been a significant part of my life. I choose today to take You at Your word and agree with You that worry is pointless, and that Your promise to meet my future needs is a reality that I can depend on, giving me the inner peace I desire. Amen.
Seeds Of The Kingdom 26 May 2022 Daily Devotional written by David Cross is a member of the Elders Fellowship of Ellel Ministries. He graduated from Nottingham University in 1969 and qualified as a chartered civil engineer, leading to a varied working career, which included building roads and bridges in the Highlands of Scotland and, in the early 1980’s, overseeing the construction of new town development in the New Territories area of Hong Kong. It was here that a huge personal change of direction occurred when he gave his life to Jesus.