“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
In Romans 12:12, “REJOICING in HOPE” means “CELEBRATING your expectations BEFORE you experience them”
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,”
[Philippians 3:13 NKJV]
LETTING GO is LIBERATING!! FORGETTING those things which are BEHIND you… IT’S A NEW DAY FOR YOU!!
Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you busy but it never gets you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer
so so TRUE!!!
[see Matthew 6:25-34 (do NOT worry)]
“’Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? ‘ So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” [Matthew 6:25-33 NKJV]
“Or do you not know that YOUR BODY is THE TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT Who is IN you, Whom you HAVE from God, and you are NOT YOUR OWN? For you were BOUGHT AT A PRICE; therefore GLORIFY God in your BODY and in your SPIRIT, which ARE GOD’S.” [1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV]
In THIS is LOVE: NOT that WE LOVED GOD, BUT that HE LOVED US and SENT HIS SON JESUS to be the PROPITIATION (the ANOINTING SACRIFICE) for OUR SINS ~1 John 4:10 [AMP]
TODAY’S PAIN is NECESSARY… because TOMORROW is EXPECTING a STRONGER, WISER, MORE MATURE and MORE PERFECTED you!
“Consider it WHOLLY JOYFUL, my brethren, WHENEVER you are ENVELOPED IN or ENCOUNTER trials of ANY sort or FALL into various temptations. Be ASSURED and UNDERSTAND that THE TRAIL and PROVING of your FAITH BRING OUT ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE. BUT let ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE HAVE FULL PLAY and DO A THOROUGH WORK, so that you may be [people] PERFECTLY and FULLY DEVELOPED [with NO defects], LACKING in NOTHING.” James 1:2-4 [AMP]
a VISION [a REVELATION that IS but has YET to be seen] WITHOUT a PLAN [CLEAR INSTRUCTION and GUIDANCE] is a HALLUCINATION [the PERCEPTION of something that is NOT]