From Cares to Caressess

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22 Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. — Luke 12:22 NLT
 
Jesus is not suggesting that we not worry, He is telling us not to do it.  If we continually worry about something, we are being disobedient.  Not only is continually worrying a sin, satan uses it to destroy us mentally and if we persist in worrying, it will destroy us physically.  We might look at this warning from Jesus in a different light, if we look up the definition of worry and find the following definition and example:
worry (of a dog or other carnivorous animal) tear at, gnaw on, or drag around with the teeth.

“I found my dog contentedly worrying a bone”

Imagine that satan is the dog and you are the bone.  You see why God doesn’t want us to worry?  He knows it’s that sly old dog, satan, lying to us and dragging us down.  Isn’t that an exact picture of how we feel after days and days of worrying over something?  We feel worn out, torn up and like we have been dragged around by the hair of the head.  And guess what, Jesus was right, all of our worrying has not changed a single thing.  Whatever was going to happen, happened anyway and whatever was not going to happen, didn’t happen.  We can cast all of our cares on Jesus. Some of those cares He will crush with His feet because they come from His enemy, satan.  Some of those cares He will hold in the palm of His hand and caress you until you feel His joy.  Why?  That is just what Love does. 
Post 08-16-2016

Jesus Took on Flesh and Blood

God is waiting to show you the way.

God is waiting to show you the way.

14 Since all of these sons and daughters have flesh and blood, Jesus took on flesh and blood to be like them. He did this so that by dying he would destroy the one who had power over death (that is, the devil). 15 In this way he would free those who were slaves all their lives because they were afraid of dying. 16 So Jesus helps Abraham’s descendants rather than helping angels. 17 Therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters so that he could be merciful. He became like them so that he could serve as a faithful chief priest in God’s presence and make peace with God for their sins. 18 Because Jesus experienced temptation when he suffered, he is able to help others when they are tempted.–Hebrews 2:14-18 (GW)
J​esus took on flesh and blood and became human just as we are. He became like us so that He could experience the same things we experience. Because Jesus was willing to do that, He knows our feelings and our weaknesses. He understands the situations we go through and the temptations we face. The difference is that He went through these same things without sinning. Because He is perfect, He is more than qualified to serve as the sacrificial Lamb for our sins. His perfection also qualified Him to be our chief Priest. It also qualifies Him to judge us and correct us when we sin. God made Him a little lower than the angels and then restored Him to His glory in heaven, where He is, even now, interceding for us when we fall to temptations.
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