Summer is officially here! Today we have sunshine for the longest day of 2019. I glad for this.

All of the things I was concerned (worried) about a couple days ago have been taken care of. Not that worrying did anything to help it. I’m not sure if worry is the right word when it is the motivation or focus for me to get something done needing completed. It makes me anxious to have details left unattended. I’ll have to ponder that a little more.

What I do worry about that fits me are all the things going on around me which are in the hands of someone else and the choices they are making. How I wish we could have a greater influence on someone’s choices when we see the outcomes and they don’t. Satan is having a hay day and I get to watch. As I was bringing all of this to God this morning He reminded me of a single but powerful word–BELIEVE. “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31. In fact, the verse completes itself, “you and your household”. As I was journaling God was reminding me just how powerful He and HIS Household is. Through Jesus Christ, death (sin’s consequence) has been conquered. The things that bring us to the point of surrender aren’t in our hands for someone else. I have to keep reminding myself of this. I want to make the road smoother for those I love. Yet, I know it is the bumps in the road which refocus us to God.

I use to think that when I became a “new creation” all these issues of life would disappear. WRONG. What I am finding is that a new creation knows not to own these problems. Pray for them and give them to THE ALMIGHTY GOD and let HIS HOUSEHOLD have His way. Only then can our household become part of GOD’s Household. This is my lesson for today.

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