Early one cold morning, after three attempts to wake up, I finally got the strength to get out of bed to pray. I spent a considerable length of time just asking and asking for things I wanted God to do in my life. When I eventually finished my one-way communication, I settled down long enough to allow the Spirit of God to speak to my heart. I was expecting to hear some reassuring words that God was going to move in His power and all my requests were going to be answered. Instead, I got a loving rebuke and I’d like to share it with you.
Holy Spirit: “You have shifted your focus from what’s important and have focused on majored on trivial issues.”
Me: “I have? How’s that?”
Holy Spirit: “In an attempt to play god, you have limited His mighty arm.”
Me: “I had no idea; how have I done this?”
He led me to read Matthew chapter 6 verses 25 all through to 33.
Me: reading out loud. Mat 6:25 “This is why I tell you: do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn’t life worth more than food? And isn’t the body worth more than clothes?” Mat 6:26 “Look at the birds: they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren't you worth much more than birds?” Mat 6:27 “Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?” Mat 6:28 “And why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow: they do not work or make clothes for themselves.” Mat 6:29 “But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers.” Mat 6:30 “It is God who clothes the wild grass—grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burned up in the oven. Won't he be all the more sure to clothe you? What little faith you have!” Mat 6:31 “So do not start worrying: ‘Where will my food come from? or my drink? or my clothes?’” Mat 6:32 “(These are the things the pagans are always concerned about.) Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things.” Mat 6:33 “Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.” Mat 6:34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.”
Holy Spirit: “Emphasis on the verses 32 and 33.”
Me: “. . . Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things. Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things . . .”
Me: “I get it.”
Holy Spirit: “Do You?”
Me: “Yes I do; God wants me to focus on Him and His work.”
Holy Spirit: “Yes dear and he wants you to rest assured that he’s got everything that concerns you in control and he will work it out for your good.”
Me: “So seeing to the establishment of His kingdom on earth is my responsibility?”
Holy Spirit: “Yes it is and the fulfilment of your desires are His.”
… just wanted to share it with you. Have a worry-free year.