Cast Your Cares Upon Him – Both The Big And The Small

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This is a quote from today’s devo.
May we be both bold and humble to involve the Lord in our small and big issues.

Luke 12:6–7
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

When I read the devo, I didn’t think much about it at first. I’m familiar with God caring about our big and our small. I just thought that it was a good reminder.

But then throughout the day, these words kept popping up. I realised that I wasn’t involving the Lord in a lot of my “small stuff”. I discovered that I was carrying the burden on my own. I was unconsciously weighed down. That’s when I decided to bring these things to the Lord, and get His perspective. It was so refreshing and liberating.

Thank you, Daddy God!

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Everything God Does, He Does Through The Word – Andrew Wommack

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(Notes from “A Sure Foundation”, by Andrew Wommack)

1. How you relate to the Word, determines how you relate to God.

It determines your faith.

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Mary Did You Know

Wow, a more than 2000 year old promise (given to Abraham) was about to come to pass – through a young virgin Mary! What an honor that must have been. And scary. And exciting! And so far beyond her control.

“Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; LET IT BE DONE TO ME ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU HAVE SAID. And the angel left her. (…) And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who BELIEVED that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.” Luke 1:38, 45 AMP

Her response is beautiful and humble: “Let it be to me according to what you have said.” It is actually a powerful definition of what it means ‘to believe’. To trust. What God has spoken, He will make it come to pass.

And after she had just conceived, she rejoiced, knowing that her baby Jesus was the promise to our forefathers and generations to come: “Even as He promised to our forefathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” (v 55)

I’m humming one of my favorite songs now.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am

GRACIOUS WORDS

Hear Jesus Himself saying these gracious words to you right now:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the GOSPEL to the poor; He has sent Me to HEAL the brokenhearted, To proclaim LIBERTY to the captives And RECOVERY of sight to the blind, To set at LIBERTY those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord”

Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing”

So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the GRACIOUS WORDS which proceeded out of His mouth….” Luke 4:18-22 NKJV (Jesus quoting from Isaiah 61:1-2)

This is Jesus towards you. This is Jesus through you.
He was sent to you. You are sent by Him.

God is good all the time.

God is good all the time
I’ve always been intrigued by these verses in Luke 18.
“Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question:
“Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
“Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good.”
Luke 18:18-19 NLT
Is Jesus saying that He is not God?
Is He saying that He’s not GOOD?
No, He is saying that only God is truly GOOD,
so if you call me GOOD, you are actually calling me God!
It’s so good! 🙂
I pray that you see Him in His GOODness towards you today.
To spice up how you see Him, the word GOOD in Greek is ‘agathos’,
which means: good, pleasant, agreeable, joyful, happy, excellent, honorable etc.
“For the Lord is GOOD. His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.”
Psalms 100:5 NLT

Consent To Be Loved



“He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.”
Luke 15
Men and women with doubtful reputation 
were hanging around Jesus, listening intently to Him 
– forgetting to eat, because their real meal 
was being in His joyful and accepting Presence, 
hearing the heart-warming and liberating words He was sharing with them.
This displeased the Pharisees greatly, though. 
Their grumbling triggered Jesus to share three amazing stories:
The lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost (prodigal) son. 
Or we could call them: 
The found sheep, the found coin and the found son.
Jesus is revealing to them His heart for people – you and me.
He is overwhelmed with joy when we CONSENT to 
being loved, found and celebrated by Him, 
receiving from Him continuously. 

Light Up Your Life

Look to the Light of the world, 

and your whole life is lit up. 
“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. 
When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. 
But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness.

If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, 
then your whole life will be radiant, 
as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” 
Luke 11:34, 36 NLT

Who Is My Neighbor?



“Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

… and love your neighbor as yourself. 

The man wanted to justify his actions, 
so he asked Jesus, “And WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? 

… Then a despised Samaritan came along, 
and when he SAW the man, he felt COMPASSION for him. 
GOING OVER to him, the Samaritan SOOTHED HIS WOUNDS 
with OLIVE OIL and WINE and BANDAGED them. 

Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, 
where he TOOK CARE OF HIM. 

The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, 
‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, 
I’LL PAY you the next time I’m here.

Now which of these three would you say was a NEIGHBOR 
to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.

The man replied, “THE ONE WHO SHOWED HIM MERCY.” 
Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” 
Luke 10:27-29, 33-37 NLT
Jesus is my Neighbor. 
He saw me, felt compassion for me,
came to me and healed me. 
He was crushed (like olives and grapes)
for my healing and forgiveness.
He placed me in Himself, and in the church, 
so that I’d be taken care of. 
Yes, He is the One Who showed me mercy. 
What to do to inherit eternal life? 
Love Him by letting Him love and save you.