God doesn't want us to live worried or fearful or to be anxious about anything. He knows that worry is counterproductive. It steals our peace and joy and affects every other area of our life, even our sleep! Worry destroys what our faith has produced and puts it out of the way. Worrying will actually make our body physically ill. We won't ever gain anything by worrying, in fact, it causes us to lose precious moments that we can never live again.
However, the good news is, God has promised to bring us victory over worry! He has promised to bless us abundantly. So when we make the choice to put an end to worry, God will give us His peace and blessing on a daily basis.
Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life forevermore.
God loves you so very much. He wants to bless you in every area of your life.
In Deuteronomy 28 You will be blessed in your towns and in the country.
You will be blessed with many children and also productive fields. You will be blessed with fertile herds and flocks.
You will be blessed with baskets overflowing with fruit, and with kneading bowls filled with bread.
It says that He wants to bless you when you come in, and when you go out. He wants to bless and prosper everything you set your hand to.
What is the key to this blessing? God announces these blessings on those who are obedient to His Word.
Then, when we are living in peace and unity with the people in our lives, we are positioning ourselves for God's blessing. Living in unity doesn't mean we always have to agree with everyone.
It simply means that we look for common ground and refuse to allow strife to enter into our relationships.
So today, let's choose to focus on the things that bring us together.
Let's focus on our faith in God and our dependence on His Word. As we live in unity, God will pour out His favour and blessing in our lives and we will live the abundant life He has already planned for us.
Jeremiah 29:11 Message Bible I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org
We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.
We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!
We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.