May. 24, 2020
I'M REALLY WORRIED ABOUT...ME
And then we worry about ourselves, and that set of worries is as unique as each of us: addiction, fitting in, being alone, failing, finding purpose, relationships, managing time, eternal destination. A good friend of mine who is also a counselor has always challenged me to “pay attention to your inner dialogue” – pay attention to the voices that define how you see yourself. Paul says: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. (vs 8)… Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. (vs. 11b-12)… So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (vs. 6-7) The Bible’s answer to the ways we worry about ourselves is to make sure our inner dialogue is a dialogue with Jesus as the authority on all things human.
MONDAY (05/25): Romans 8:29-39 (The Message)
TUESDAY (05/26): Colossians 1:15-23 (New Living Translation)
WEDNESDAY (05/27): Colossians 3:1-17 (New Living Translation)
THURSDAY (05/28): Matthew 6:25-34 (New International Version)
Next Sunday: PENTECOST!!! To reconnect to the story, and to be prepared to think about the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, read the following passages.