Thought and Prayer for Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Obedience can be overwhelming. Getting overwhelmed by doing what we are required to do is not part of God’s plan. If we think about doing the right thing all the time for the rest of our lives, it can overwhelm us. If we think about getting done all the things we have to do, it can over whelm us. If we think about all the people who aren’t being obedient but we are, it can overwhelm us. That is why we have to take it one day at a time, on action at a time.
Psalm 69:15 “Don’t let the floods overwhelm me, or the deep waters swallow me, or the pit of death devour me.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, don’t let us get overwhelmed. We have so many options in life and we get distracted by so many things. We want our only option to be obedience to You. Show us what to do today that will keep us from getting overwhelmed with the things of the world and will give us focus on You. Help us to do Your will one step at a time, praying as we go so we will stay obedient to You in all things and not be overwhelmed in any way. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Don’t give up on being obedient to God because it is hard. Go to Him and let Him take you by the hand and lead the way.
We need to take things one at a time instead of getting in a rush to do them all.
If we try to do it all in one day, what are we going to do tomorrow?
We can’t enjoy what we are doing when we are busy thinking about what else we have to do.
To keep from getting overwhelmed with all we have to do, we should enjoy all that we do knowing we are doing it for God, not man.
Colossians 3:23 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (NLT)