Matthew 6:33 is Jesus’ version of the Serenity prayer, since it focuses on what we can do (seek God’s kingdom and righteousness) and on not worrying about what we sometimes can’t do (providing for our needs).
A disciple needs to be free from worry so he or she can be free to be and do all that God has to be and do. A disciple needs to know what his or her physical and spiritual limits are and trust God to make up the difference to accomplish whatever task there is. A disciple needs Godly wisdom and spiritual maturity to successfully perform whatever God places across his or her path.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Father God, please help me to embrace serenity prayer living so that I can have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Help me to be kind and gentle and compassionate to those You send across my path in some way, and grant me wisdom in knowing how to be there for them. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Things to Think, Pray and Journal About
1. Have you ever asked God for help in doing something you knew you couldn’t by yourself? What happened?
2. Are you in the habit of asking God to empower you to be and do what He has for you to be and do every day?
3. If you have a disability, have you asked God to make a way in spite of it so you can be and do what He has for you to be and do? What happened?
4. Are you afraid of doing or saying something unpopular but know God wants you to? Have you asked Him for help?
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