Seek First Project: Preparing the Way (Day 17)

"So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6

Wow, this verse. Just... Wow.

Today we are going to visualize Jesus personally going ahead of us. He's not delegating, or sending an angel or other representative. He's going Himself.

The King of Creation is going ahead of us.

And He's not just scouting. No, He's at work. Preparing. Smoothing. Overcoming.

Visualize today what types of things He is doing for you. Make it specific to a big fear you have right now. Is He changing things? Interceding in prayer? Influencing hearts and minds?

Write out in your journal, what your worry is that Jesus is working on today. Remember that He's ahead of you, not next to you on the path. Then write what you visualize Him doing.

He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

Guaranteed.

 

Dear God, thank You for this mind-blowing reassurance we find in Your Word. We are so in awe of You. In Jesus' Name, Amen...

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Seek First Project: Weighed Down by Worry (Day 16)

Worry weighs a person down;
    an encouraging word cheers a person up. - Proverbs 12:25

The author of Proverbs sure puts this exactly right, doesn't he?

Don't you feel weighed down? I do.

Like anchors are tied to my ankles. As if a millstone is about my neck. The distinct feeling that my soul weighs a couple of tons.

It's hard to look up when your head is that heavy. It's hard to move forward when you're that anchored in place. It's impossible to encourage when the storm cloud that is your spirit just rumbles and rolls and flashes.

But this is not what God intended. His yoke is easy, His burden is light.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Surely you know someone who could use a little load-lightening cheer. We all do. Maybe online. Maybe in real life. Maybe right there in your own home.

So your challenge today is to find two people and encourage them. Hug them. Tell them why they're important to you. Remind them of Jesus' care.

Do it now.

 

Dear Lord, thank You for Your divine comfort that we can pass on to others. Thank You for the privilege of sharing in Your suffering, so that we might also share in Your peace. We love You... Amen

 

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