Give All Your Concerns to God

By Andrew Cartwright

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you”. -1 Peter 5:7 NLT

Often when we’re faced with adverse circumstances, it’s easy to get our eyes off God and onto the situation. That’s when we need to remind ourselves that we live by faith – not sight (Hebrews 11:1). We need to see with the eyes of faith and act accordingly, so the thing we hope for, though still unseen, will be made manifest in time. 

Take Action:  Hand over to God, once and for all, all your worries, concerns, anxieties and cares. What’s the problem? Let Him handle it. Do what you can to resolve it, but if it’s bigger than your abilities to deal with, then it’s the perfect opportunity for your Father in heaven to show Himself strong on your behalf (2 Chron 16:9)!

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Who Switched the Lights Off?

By Lesley Cartwright

“The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'” -Matthew 25:8

How we respond to a power failure in life will depend largely on how well prepared we were beforehand. If we are caught off guard, it will be a mad dash in the dark looking for candles or a torch.

One thing we learn when we operate in the Kingdom of God is that we can’t continually play the ignorance card. There will come a time of reckoning. Sometimes when I ask my kids why they did a particular thing when they should know better, they answer, “Sorry, I forgot”. Of course this cannot continue indefinitely.

Light = knowledge
darkness = ignorance

Hosea 4:6 says that God’s people perish because of a lack of knowledge. Matthew 25 continues with the foolish virgins returning with new oil, but finding out the bridegroom had already come and then hearing him say, ‘I don’t know you.’ I know this may sound harsh, but God has set out principles in His Word that need to be adhered to.

Take Action: God’s Word admonishes us to walk in the light as He is in the light. Col 1:12 says we are partakers of the inheritance with saints in the light.

So where do we get this light? Psalm 119:105 says God’s word is a “lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path”. Start by getting your own supply of knowledge from God’s word so you will be ready for any challenge.

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Be an Encourager

By Andrew Cartwright

“When Job’s three friends… heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes… to go and sympathize with him and comfort him”. – Job 2:11 NIV

How do you react when you hear of someone who is going through troubles? Job was a man who was “blessed and lived righteously, feared God and shunned evil,” (Job 1:1) but Satan gained permission from God to test him, and Job experienced the tragic loss of most of his family and possessions.

In spite of this, Job did not charge God with wrongdoing – he praised Him instead (Job 1:21-22). Job knew God’s character and chose to trust Him completely, even in the face of dire circumstances. The same cannot be said of Job’s friends. Though they were well-meaning and set out to encourage him, most of what they said was discouragement and criticism, including of God! God ultimately restored Job’s wealth and family, but He was angry with Job’s friends.They had “not spoken what is right,” (Job 42:7) and Job had to pray for their forgiveness.

Take Action
In his book, A Tale of Three Kings, Gene Edwards admonishes us to “not become a spear-thrower,” and to “stay out of the company of all spear-throwers”. So when we hear of someone who is going through troubles, let’s not be quick to condemn. Rather, let’s sow love and encouragement with our words. Be an encourager, because you never know when you may need kind words yourself.

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