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Mark 3:25 KJV — And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Jesus was talking to those accusing Him of driving out demons by the power of Satan.

Of course, their accusation doesn’t make sense, but in Jesus’s words to them we gain an incredible truth.

No house divided against itself can stand.

For those of us who are called by the name of the Lord it’s a vital truth.

We can not join together a devotion to sin and be a follower of Christ.

It doesn’t work.

We can not choose to serve both the Lord Jesus and our sinful nature.

There is no room for two masters in anyone’s heart.

You can only serve one.

Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:13

Instead we must die to ourselves, our sinful nature, and choose to follow Christ daily.

Galatians 2:20 NKJV — “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Thus, our lives must be built on God’s Word and our hearts fully devoted to Him alone.

Luke 6:47-48 NKJV — “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.”

And this is only the beginning of how this truth can be applied each day.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your incredible faithfulness and love. Lord, thank You for teaching me how to look at life from Your perspective. Please continue to hone my heart, that I might see things clearly and walk in Your ways. Lord Jesus, please continue to teach me from Your Word. Please help me to live every day unto You. I love You, Jesus. Thank You for first loving me. Amen.

Living in today

Matthew 6:34 NKJV — “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Jesus’s words are so rich.

Yet, how easy is it to live in today without worry?

Especially those worries which point to a future moment.

“What about…?”

“How will…?”

“What if…?”

At times our minds can be so full of doubt, worry, and fear that we feel overwhelmed and lost.

Our very understanding is twisted by despair if not unchecked.

Therefore Jesus’s words hold such freedom.

Live in today and don’t worry about tomorrow.

Each day has enough in it without dragging in worries and fears about tomorrow, next week, next year.

Yet, without purposeful effort, the enemy will bombard our minds with worry, fear, and doubt.

So how do we live in today and refuse to fall into the web of worry?

Be purposeful.

Take every thought captive.

Choose to trust God.

At times it’s helpful just to state it.

“Lord, I don’t know what is happening and tomorrow seems so uncertain, but I trust You to handle it all. What is the task at hand I need to focus on?”

Then follow through.

If you can’t hear the Lord direct you, look to see what needs to be done and do it.

Sometimes that’s as mundane as laundry.

Sometimes it’s as eternal as guiding a child’s heart.

Sometimes it’s as small as an encouraging word.

Sometimes it’s as monumental as God’s truth in season.

Whatever you find to do, do it with all your might unto the Lord.

In the doing, is where we will find our faith in God built-up.

Live in today unto the Lord, and refuse to fall prey to the enemy’s schemes of worry.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for this verse. Please help us to better understand how to walk without fear. Lord, we are frail and often feel helpless. Please step in at those moments and take charge of our hearts and minds, bringing us security in You. Lord, thank You for being so faithful and diligent in all things and teaching us how to walk closer to You each day. Lord, if there is anything which has tied and trapped us into the enemy’s web of worry, please expose it, so we might repent and allow You to cut the ties that bind us to sin. Lord Jesus, we love You and we thank You for all You are doing on our behalf. We praise Your glorious name! Amen!