March 19, 2013

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Been missing us?  Sorry we've been a little MIA for a while.  But we are here today! 
We wanted to share an awesome sermon we heard, this past Sunday morning from our Pastor, with y'all.  His sermons are always great, but this one was well needed and was such a blessing.  That is why we want to share it with you all and hope and pray that you'll get a blessing as well!
The text verse was I Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." Seems pretty self explanatory right?  It is, but the hard part is doing exactly what it says.  "Casting all your care upon Him..."  As a human, I have a tendency to want to solve things on my own; take care of things on my own, but that's what we're NOT supposed to do.  God wants us to cast our every burden, problem, worry, whatever upon Him.  After all, He's the only One Who can really do anything about it anyways. 

Our Pastor used a variety of boxes for his illustration.  They consisted of all different shapes and sizes.  He used them to represent the many different burdens we may be carrying.  Some were big, awkward boxes and some were small, manageable boxes.  The point is, a burden is a burden and God wants to help us with those burdens.  The Pastor then went on to illustrate the "Casting" part of the verse.  He threw them.  We are to "throw" our cares onto Jesus, not in bitterness or in anger, but so He can take control them.  The problem comes when we "cast" some of our cares upon Him, but also keep some, so we can "handle" them.  I am guilty of this.  For some reason, I think I can handle some problems very well on my own....I CAN'T!  I just make a big mess of things.
Our Pastor also illustrated carrying all of the many different boxes.  He had about 6 or 7.  He couldn't do it by himself.  The big ones were awkward, the small ones fell off, and he couldn't see over the big stack of boxes, where he was going.  That's exactly what happens when we try to take matters into our hands and don't trust God to do it.  Everything falls to pieces and we can't see!  
Sometimes I get so caught up in my own worries, problems, concerns etc., that I can't see what others are going through to help point them to God with theirs. See, that's my biggest problem.  I'll "cast" my cares upon Him, but then later I'll try to take them back and solve things on my own.  Not good.
God cares for me and you!  Why else do you think He wants us to take our every need and care to Him?  He's in control.  He's the Almighty, and He wants to help you!  He's not too busy, or too far away.  He hears our every cry!  Psalm 77:1 "I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me."

Today we challenge , encourage you to cast your cares upon Him.  Let Him handle them and trust Him with the outcome!  You will feel so much lighter if you do, because He will be carrying your load, not you!

Just today I found this printable that is absolutely perfect!  The Detail-Oriented Diva has a ton of cute Easter printables.  You should definitely go and check them out.  We're going to be using some, including this one!

Have a great day y'all!
SMILE, GOD LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

This is one of the best posts I've ever read. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best posts I've ever read. Keep up the good work.

Kali said...

What a great reminder! Love the illustration with the boxes. Thanks for sharing!!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Awesome sermon that every single person can apply. (I can just see your pastor throwing boxes around. LOL!) Thanks for sharing a much-needed reminder.


MyCleanerLabelLife said...

I missed church this morning due to some sick kids...this is exactly what i would have liked to have heard today! Great article, beautiful message, and perfect timing! thanks for sharing at!

With A Blast said...

Thank you for sharing this inspiring {and very true!} post at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)