Sometimes I Worry

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Sometimes I Worry By Kirk Hunt

 

Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Matthew 6:30 NKJV

 

I believe myself to be a man of faith. Certainly, I was raised by and among people of faith. So why do I sometimes worry?

 

Like Peter, I sometimes look around and see the storm that rages around me. The world can be a scary, predatory place. So say the facts and figures.

 

Faith does not do away with facts and figures. Instead, Scripture says that I should not fret and worry but trust God. I know this in my head. Still, sometimes, my heart pulls in a different direction.

 

Faith is not the absence of difficulty or uncertainty. Faith sees through the smoke and haze to the source of all power and security. Real Faith™ always remembers that God is the sovereign source.

 

So I renew my confidence in God and act like a man of faith. Storm winds may still batter me, but I put my focus on the Master of storms. My faith may be imperfect, but the perfect source of all security and comfort remains my God and savior.

 

Think:             God is my source, so I should never worry, even during difficulties.

 

Pray:               “Father-God, help me to keep my faith in You.”

 

 

Copyright © August 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

The Real Source

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The Real Source by Kirk Hunt

 

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.

1 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV

 

I learned my multiplication tables with Mrs. Powell.  I learned to write a paragraph from Mrs. Fender.  I learned the fundamentals of chemistry from Mr. Bibb.

 

Despite all my excellent teachers (I’m looking at you Mr. Knouse), Mom and Dad are still the educators of record.  They provided food, shelter and incentive (twitch) for my education.  They had helpers, but ultimately they were the reason behind my academics.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I logged a lot of hours on study and homework.  I finally learned to take responsibility for my own education.  Mom and Dad still remain the source for my scholarly journey.

 

Paul evangelized the Corinthians.  Apollos discipled the Corinthians.  God made saints of the Corinthians.  When God does not send angels, He sends His people to do His work.

 

The partisanship that emerged among the Corinthians was disruptive, and came from misguided loyalty and appreciation for the instructors.  I would never come to blows over who was the better teacher.  Nor would they want me to do so.

 

Respect and appreciate those that God sends to show you the way.  Learn to work hard on your own discipleship.  Remember that God remains the source of your salvation.  He is the real reason for your increase.

 

Think:            I honor those who teach and train, but God is real reason for it all.

 

Pray:              “Lord, help me to honor those who serve, but look to You the real source.”

 

 

Copyright © June 2013, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

Draw Near

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“Draw Near” by Kirk Hunt

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 10:22 KJV

Draw near. No matter what you did. Regardless of how many times you did it.

Yes, He is holy. Still, He loves you. Come in sincerity. His arms will receive you.

Draw near. Don’t listen to the facts and figures. Over ride your feelings and emotions about the situation.

Faith sees things as they will be, not as they are now. Your faith carries you to Him. His faithfulness ensures He will be there for you.

Draw near. Because Scripture commands it. Because His Holy Spirit requests it.

Obedience ought to compel you. His loving kindness should draw you. Run, don’t walk, to His embrace.

Draw near. That is where His healing power is. In His embrace you will find comfort and restoration.

He wants to give, not take. He desires to bless you, not blast you. God is a good father who loves you, His child.

Draw near. Your soul knows that is where you will find rest and recovery. Your heart senses His loving desire for you.

Let His embrace draw you in. Accept the gifts He want to give you. Go close, where His love dwells.

Think: My response should be to draw near.

Pray: “Lord, help me to accept Your Call to come close.”

Copyright © November 2009, Kirk Hunt

David’s Third Anointing

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“David’s Third Anointing” by Kirk Hunt

Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.

1 Chronicles 11:3 KJV

The pomp and circumstance of 1 Chronicles 11 and 12 is a highlight in Scripture. The roll calls of valiant men and mighty tribes highlights the weight of David’s leadership. More importantly, it details God’s glory in Israel.

David’s anointing came from God. The great gathering and celebration is really worship and praise of God. Any celebration of anointing must be aimed at the Source, not the servant.

David’s long years of selfless service as a loyal soldier for king Saul, and as an outlaw-protector are fulfilled in the coronation celebration. David had long since become a noble-leader and warrior-king. This third anointing is mere recognition of the clear and obvious truth of David’s life.

Your third anointing recognizes what has already been true. Your faithful service. Your loyal fulfillment of Kingdom duties. Your empowerment through the Holy Spirit.

Enjoy the celebration. God is receiving worship and glory in the ceremony. Remember, your anointing comes from Him, for His purpose. He chose you and is your Source.

Think: God is the source and purpose of my anointing.

Pray: “Lord, help me to remember You are the Source and Purpose of my anointing.”

Copyright © October 2009, Kirk Hunt