1 Peter 5:7-8 (AMP) 7 casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. 8 Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.
To The devil is seeking someone. That someone does not have to be you or me. One way he gets to us is when we lack balance. That means we do too much of something or not enough of something. We can do things in moderation and an orderly fashion. There are ways we can simplify our life. Sometimes life is not so complicate it but rather, we complicate it. We seem to find a way to make things more difficult.
We can keep ourselves so busy doing ‘things’ we forget to enjoy the things in life. We can even be so busy that we forget to enjoy and see the simple pleasures God has given us for each day. Recognize what the most important thing is at the moment rather being so focused on your plan that you miss a miraculous moment. We have so many opportunities in each day that we can just let us pass by. Ask God to give you the gift of awareness so you can become present. Don’t miss the miracle of the moment because you are wearing your busy badge for the day.
We can get so wrapped up in doing what we are doing we can even get upset when others around us are enjoying life while we are busy ‘working’. If you have company is it better for you to impress them or enjoy them? We get so wrapped up in making sure everything is perfect we forget the reason we have company over sometimes – to enjoy them.
We can simplify life by not making simple things a nightmare to accomplish. When we do that there is nobody to blame but ourselves.
Luke 10:38-42 (AMP) Martha and Mary 38 Now while they were on their way, Jesus entered a village [called Bethany], and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was continually listening to His teaching. 40 But Martha was very busy and distracted with all of her serving responsibilities; and she approached Him and said, “Lord, is it of no concern to You that my sister has left me to do the serving alone? Tell her to help me and do her part.” 41 But the Lord replied to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered and anxious about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her.”
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen