Monday, January 30, 2012

Scripture of the Day - January 28, 2012

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Oh weary Christian, why do you carry such a heavy burden that weighs you down? Why do you wear your cares on you face? Don't you know that the JOY of the Lord is your strength. Cast ALL your cares upon Him who died for you, by whose stripes you are healed. He loves you with a never-ending love. Jesus tells us to yoke ourselves with Him and THEN we shall find rest. What He expects of you is easy compared to the yoke of this world. The burden He lays on you is light compared to the burdens of this world.

This they knew of old for the psalmist wrote in Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

I am reminded of the song What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Bless├Ęd Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

~Mary Hynes~


Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - Exodus 5 & 6 and Matthew 28
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - Exodus 7 & 8, Mark 1 and Psalm 15

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May the Lord richly bless you,

Kristi

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