Posted by: thomasdodds | September 21, 2010

Application of the Fighter Verse for September 25/26

Listen here to the Song of the Week

Track 24 in Songs Set E – Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Song includes last week’s scripture in song also. Matthew 6:31-32 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.)

Are you paying attention? This verse is loaded with faith impacting promises!

“Therefore do not be anxious…But”

What should we do if not be anxious?

But seek first the kingdom of God and *his* righteousness!

Your food, clothing and your life will all be added to you.

“Therefore…” Ok. There it is again. Pay attention!

Since God will add all these things to you, do not be anxious about tomorrow either! How great is that? We do not have to worry about today and immediate needs. Not only that, we can rest knowing that God will provide future grace for every need as well.

Here is what John Piper has to say about future grace.

“What is future grace? It is all that God promises to be for us from this second on. Saving faith means being confident and satisfied in this ever-arriving future grace. This is why saving faith is also sanctifying faith. The power of sin’s promise is broken by the power of a superior satisfaction; namely, faith in future grace. Gratitude for past grace was never meant to empower future obedience. Tomorrow’s crisis demands tomorrow’s grace. And faith that future grace will be there is the victory that overcomes the world.” – John Piper, May 01, 2006 The Purifying Power of Living by Faith in Future Grace

Are you resting in God’s present AND future grace?

Practical suggestions this week:

– Medidate upon God’s promise of future grace through scripture.

– (Again) Seek out God’s promises in the Bible and pray through them. (Click here for a great FREE resource.)

– In your day, make note of times when you worry or dwell on thoughts toward the future. Preach this week’s fighter verse to yourself.

How will you use this verse in your life this week? with your spouse? your children? your family? your neighbors?

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