KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 6:31 KJV” Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Thank God for His mercies and kindness that has seen us throughout the year to the very last month. Many at this time are rather filled with lots of questions. Their rent would be expiring and they would need money to sort themselves out. Others had prayed with certain expectations which seem to be far fetched. Is that desire going to elude them, this year too? There are many who would be worried about the Christmas festivities as well as what the new year may have in store for them. There may be something making your mind uncertain and worried. The mind of Christ concerning you is,’ be not anxious for any thing’. The Lord spoke at length from Matt 6:25-34, advising men, not to worry about any of these things.
In that passage the Lord had earlier explained what deceives men into this life of worrying or being anxious about all kinds of things. Matt 6:24 KJV “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Many claim to be serving God, yet their true master is themselves, that is ruled by mammon, which is a Syriac god of riches. The truth is such people are just helpless at controlling themselves against the negative emotions of worry or anxiety. The Lord rightly analysed that when one serves mammon he or she is controlled by the forces and conditions that prevail around. According to the Lord such a person has little faith.
The answer to this dilemma is not just reading the word, to build your faith, but to first of all obey the Lord’s basic criterion for following Him. He said if any one will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and then follow me Matt 16:24. Self denial is the true bases for truly relating with the Lord, and having the ability to trust Him, without any reservations. So long as one has not fulfilled this instruction of the master, He or she would only struggle to trust the Lord in difficult challenging times. If you find yourself unable to cast your cares on the Lord, then definitely your master is yourself who is also ruled by mammon.
The answer is to free yourself from love for yourself and mammon.
Heavenly father, I yield myself totally to your Spirit as I free myself from the love of myself. I do not choose mammon to have the rule over me. I am able to cast every care or worry upon you, and live without worry. Thank you, Lord.
Matt 16:25 KJV “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”
Matt 6:30 KJV” Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”