Transform Our WorldMarch 15, 2020
Transform Our World
Bruce A. Morris
Part 7: Surrender Your Day to God, and Let it Go
March 15, 2020
How to Live Through a Bad Day.
Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.
(Hebrews 12:2, MSG)
It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
SURRENDER YOUR DAY TO GOD, AND LET IT GO
The Worry Trap
Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
(Matthew 6:24-30, NLT)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs … If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.
(Philippians 4:6-7, LB)
1. Get to .
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”
“People who don’t know God and the way He works worry over these things…”
(Matthew 6:32, Message)
2. Put in every area of your life.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
3. Live at a time.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
To live through a bad day—indeed, to conclude it—is to into the hands of God and there.