We live in a culture that views dependence as weakness, yet we are called to be 100% dependent on God. Being dependent on God will keep us from feeling the need to overbook ourselves.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pastor Dummitt preaches about our Priorities and how GREED tries to pervert our thinking. Don’t sacrifice your walk with God for money or material possessions. - IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT!
1 Timothy 6:6-10 / 17-19 (NASB)
6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. 8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all [a]sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. / 17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good [a]works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
In the book of Genesis Chapter 13 we read about the decision that LOT made to move closer to Sodom…because it looked like he could prosper more there…even though it was an evil place and dangerous for his family’s spiritual well-being. We see Lot’s Family learning the hard way - IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT!...
Releasing Worry is a major need in our society today.
The key is not to be naive and think that you will never have things that cause you to worry…
It’s what you do with worry that will make the difference in your life!
Don’t let the worries of life get your mind off of God. Instead, look to your heavenly father for provision, striving first to please him before anything else.
Text: Matthew 6:25-34 (NASB)
The problem of life is to change worry into
thinking and anxiety into creative action."
Harold B. Walker, from Think or Worry?
If something is wrong, fix it if you can.
But train yourself not to worry:
Worry never fixes anything."
1. Worrying won’t fix Anything.
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. (NLT)
2. Worrying is bad for your health!
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (NLT)
3. Worrying is the Opposite of Trusting God.
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? (NLT)
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (NLT)
4. Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction.
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? (NLT)
So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (NLT)
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (NLT)
Guest Speaker: Mukwanago Wisconsin Pastor Rob Jadrnicek encourages us not to miss what is really important. Don't trade the stalling for the calling!