Live Carelessly - Up To Know Good on Wednesday

Live Carelessly
Up To Know Good on Wednesday

September 27, 2006

heavy blanket

When I arrived to chaperone a party for the middle school, some of the kids were downstairs playing a game. Malcolm, the fourteen-year-old host, met me in the kitchen. “Miss Sara, you need to know about the game we’re playing. First, we cover you up with a blanket. Then someone will say, ‘You have something I want. You don’t need it; give it to me.’ Once you answer right, you can be free. The secret is: it’s the blanket!” “Thanks for telling me, Malcolm,” I said, grateful for the inside information. A few minutes later, as the newest person in the basement, it was my turn to play. So that no one would suspect Malcolm of telling me the secret, I handed over a watch and then a shoe. The third time I was asked, I threw off the heavy, hot blanket and gasped in some fresh air.

Do Good - Write down everything that concerns you today. Be completely honest and don’t leave anything small or large off the page. Then, at the top of the page write “TO DO - FOR GOD.” Tuck this paper away, perhaps into your Bible. As God addresses each concern, note the date and check them off His to do list.

Another game goes on everyday. Someone Evil tells us the lie that we need to carry worry with us because it makes us responsible, concerned, thoughtful, and even spiritual. Instead of living by this deception, let’s hear the loving Voice that says, “You have something I want. You don’t need it; give it to Me.” The secret is: it’s our care and concern! Let’s throw our worry onto God like a heavy, hot blanket and breathe freely.

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22. Click here to read more of David's prayer.

Lord, I choose to throw my cares onto You today. I look forward to seeing how You will answer each of my concerns.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.

Sara

I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!

Blessings,
Sara


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