1 Peter 5:7-8 (NIV)
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
This is the second week of the Made to Crave Online Bible Study with Proverbs 31. This week’s Bible verse (1 Peter 5:7-8) is about casting your cares (anxiety) on Him because He cares for us. Mellisa Taylor said in the optional conference call on Monday, that word CAST is not gently handing your cares over to God but CASTING like a fisherman casting his line! I LOVE that description. So often, we as women, tend to live in our heads and hearts so thoughts easily turn to worries or cares and then to anxiety. If we do not CAST our cares on God then we are either holding on to them or we are politely handing them over to Him just in case we *need* to take them back and worry about them some more. I know, I know, really I do, it’s not that easy to CAST our cares to God. I mean, it’s seriously not like we can see our cares or we can walk up to Him and hand him that Pepsi or that bill or that child that we are so concerned about at that exact moment. Today has been a stressful day for me. I wanted that Pepsi and it was still on my grocery list from a past shopping trip, but I didn’t buy it. I truly dislike grocery shopping. And then when I got home I am immediately told, “Mom, you need to deal with Mr. Thoughtful” before I’m even at the front door. God, I am casting all my cares on you! Did my day get easier? Not really and I still haven’t gotten around to working out today. But I do know that it could be worse and I survived grocery shopping without succumbing to all the awful things I could have bought (Hostess anyone?). My legs still burn from working out yesterday and I LOVE that I am reminded of that workout so I don’t feel like a complete failure today. And, I REALLY want to read that book I mentioned above – Made to Crave. I am looking forward to sitting down with a hot cup of tea, the other half of my oatmeal raisin cookie My Man bought me a few days ago, and my Bible studies and breathe and cast all my cares on God because I know He cares about me. How do I know? Because He created me! I encourage all of you to CAST ALL YOUR CARES ON HIM BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT YOU…
(btw, my evening is shaping up to be calmer I thought. The teens are working on their To Kill a Mockingbird critical essays that are due tomorrow, the little ones are watching Valiant (Little Miss-Hugs-A-Lot keeps saying, “I don’t like this movie. I want My Little Pony!” while stamping her foot, but shes watching it). So, I’m off to fix dinner then I will sit down and eat with my family then we will clean the kitchen and I will then go sit down with my Bible studies (Made to Crave and Intentionally Focused) and my tea and 1/2 a cookie.)
What cares have you cast on God this week? What cares do you need to cast on Him? Please share in the comments.
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