Today's devotion for today is based on Matthew 6:27, "Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
What do you find yourself focusing on at the moment? Perhaps it's concerns about your health. Maybe it's about work stress or relationship issues. Parents worry about their kids, and then kids, when they are adults, worry about their aging parents. And, of course, there is the pandemic with all its problems.
A stress management expert once said that only two percent of our 'worrying time' is spent on things that might be helpful. Jesus' solution is far better as it is written for us in Matthew 6:33, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
This verse reminded me of a Youtube video I watched earlier. Click on the link below to listen to 'Seek Ye First', then join me in praying the prayer for today.
Lord God, creator of my mind, soul, and spirit, one by one, I come before you in gratitude for what you have done for me. I lay at your feet my worries and concerns. Holy Spirit, guard my heart and mind, so I don't forget that you are Lord of all creation. Throughout this day, please remind me of this song and to seek first your kingdom. In Jesus' name. Amen.