John 17:13-18 New Living Translation
In this passage, Jesus prays for His disciples
‘Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with My joy. I have given them Your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I’m not asking You to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by Your truth, teach them Your word, which is truth. Just as You sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. ‘
—————————————————————————————————————————————–If we know and accept The Father, we are not from this world. We should not conform to the world, being blinded by materialistic things that will only last this lifetime.
After that statement, I have a confession to make. A while ago, my hubby and I, had run with the pack. We had forgotten this truth. We had been put in a situation which had made us feel tied down and stressed, worried. About our future, our financial situation.
Quite honestly we felt trapped, and as if life was dragging us down. Moving backwards in life. Can anyone relate?
In this context, the ‘life’, stress, worry and pressure is all about money!
Spiritually, we both have an intimate relationship with the Lord, and our family life is absolutely amazing. We are so blessed with our boys and the love and life we share with each other.
So why do we allow the enemy to steal our joy through worldly circumstances? He has no authority to intrude into our lives. He only comes to steal, kill and destroy. That is all he knows.
Where we are now is temporary, and so is our worldly circumstances.
Mat 6:26 says Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
This is just one of the many promises of provision from the Lord! Now believe it! Live it!
Till next time mommies, be blessed xxx