1 Peter BREAKDOWN

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I have good thoughts in my head and while I wasn’t gifted in the area of getting them on paper I thought I would try to share my head anyway. So bare with me as I tread this journey called writing 😉

Blog Hop Topic: 1 Peter 5:7-8a ~ Unpack our scripture for the week and share with us what you learned. Use verse mapping as an optional study tool.

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:7-8 NLT

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:7-8 ESV

I walk into the kitchen and they are actually drawing on the cabinets. I am not talking about babies but a 2 and 4 year old. They look up at me knowing I am about to LOSE it. Lose it I do. Major fail. Where. Is. My. Self. Control? Satan (by the way we often refer to him as dude) Flee, dude, flee. For Pete’s sake, I am tired of having uncontrollable anger. These little moments when it should be so easy it is just so hard.

It has been over an hour and my husband has not text me back. My heart is racing at unprecedented proportions. Palms are sweaty and I could just scream.  More than worried I am  mad. Mad because he knows I worry. I am pacing and getting angrier. I just know that a 10 ton Volvo Truck has fallen on him in his office while he is at his computer and now what am I going to do? This scenario is not even a joke. The enemy creeps in my thoughts and twists every single thing to the point it is absolutely absurd. Flee, dude, flee.

Ah. Take a breath, Kristy. Look how blessed you are. God tells me to give him my anxiety and worries. Why? Because He cares about lil ole’ me. But watch out because that dude the evil one prowls around like a roaring lion ready to eat me up DEAD.

Let’s break this down. When our circumstances are difficult it is so easy for me to be worried but when I worry then I miss the opportunity to be blessed and to serve Christ. I desperately need that inward peace that only Christ provides if I am going to have victory over my trials.

So here I “CAST” my burdens to God. So much easier said than done, right? I have come to a point that regardless of how hard this is I am ready to surrender it all. I mean ALL. The life of my children are His. The life of my husband are His. Ultimately, God is my number one and He is the love of my life. I must once and for all (meaning permanently) give every one of my cares to the Lord. Oh wait, I think worrying about this little money issue we have going on will be okay because I can fix it myself. WOMP. WRONG. I can’t try to hold these little worries because these little worries will become big worries. He must get it all with no looking back. This is a point blank decisive act meaning it will produce a definite result.

God “CARES” for me. Ahhh. Really? As I actually release these worries to my Living God then the blessings of the Almighty pour in. He has given me courage to face my worries and not run away. He has given me strength to do what I need to do. Best of all He gives me faith to just trust Him. That is caring, ya’ll. Will you pray right now that we all can really “cast” all our stuff to God right now? Why in the world would we not? Look at what we get in return!

Be “ALERT” because the enemy is out to kill me. Satan is a big fat liar and a thief. He will creep in every corner and crevice to steal my joy and suck the life right from under me. Look at Peter, when he felt confident he went to sleep and fell right into Satan’s trap. My worry issue above and my anger issue above is SATAN. Flee, dude, flee.

God…It is yours!!!!!

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16 thoughts on “1 Peter BREAKDOWN

  1. Oh, Kristy! Please keep writing! Your words are so honest and so powerful. I also am a heavy duty worrier and this verse has been speaking to me a lot this past year.

  2. Kristy, Sister keep it up!! Your words are reaching many that need to read/hear them. You are a precious Jesus loving girl that shines on the inside and out! Thanks for sharing with all of us! Big hugs~ Cindy M. OBS Small Group Leader

  3. I’m just going to say it, you are an EXCELLENT writer! Reading your blog makes me think mine is chopped liver! haha 🙂 You have a God gift in writing girl! Please keep sharing. I also struggle in the anger department. Most days my patience for my 3 year old son is none. It is a difficult thing to deal with, but something God is teaching me is that I won’t change over night. Every time I lose it, I just have to whisper God’s name and there he is to forgive me and pick me up. He dusts off my knees, gives me a hug and sends me right back out for another go. Even though I fail time and time again, he still thinks I am wonderful! 🙂

  4. I’m just going to say it, you are an EXCELLENT writer! Reading your blog makes me think mine is chopped liver! haha 🙂 You have a God gift in writing girl! Please keep sharing. I also struggle in the anger department. Most days my patience for my 3 year old son is none. It is a difficult thing to deal with, but something God is teaching me is that I won’t change over night. Every time I lose it, I just have to whisper God’s name and there he is to forgive me and pick me up. He dusts off my knees, gives me a hug and sends me right back out for another go. Even though I fail time and time again, he still thinks I am wonderful! 🙂

  5. ever feel like your kids look at you and think “she’s gonna blow!”? Been there done that! But girl, you are on the right track- turning it ALL over to Him!! It’s hard- so hard sometimes that we get cramps in our hands from holding on so tight. But aren’t we luck that God will ever so gently help us release that grip!?! He doesn’t pry our hands loose and He doesn’t smack our hands to make us let go, but He slowly and gently reminds us that we don’t NEED to hold on so tight- He’s got this!!!

    ❤ you girlfriend!!!

  6. Sweet, sweet Kristy! Your heart for the Lord shines through your writings. So blessed to know you, and call you my dear sister! We are “Overcomers”!
    Thanks for sharing, and KEEP ON WRITING! To Him be the glory!

  7. Kristy- you are awesome! I enjoyed reading this. You are an awesome writer and really know how to speak to someone. Love you♥

  8. Oh gosh, I could have written this. I worry, worry, worry and then worry some more. I KNOW in my head that worrying does absolutely nothing to improve or “fix” the thing or person that I am worried about, but I just can’t help it. Somehow, the idea of not worrying anymore by giving over my concerns to God seems too easy; like it’s too good to be true. But, if I believe that the Bible is the absolute, infallible Word of God (and I surely do), then casting my anxiety on Him isn’t too good to be true. It is what God wants, and in fact, commands me to do. Thank you for your thought-provoking and honest account, Kristy. Love you tons. ~Mary (group 28)

  9. Sweet one, let those blessings of the Almighty Pour Right On In and keep overflowing in you. I love your candid thoughts on surrendering ALL. And I love you, even more.

  10. Sweet Kristy!! You are not alone! You just wrote my story too 🙂 sometimes I am to the point where I want to scream my head off at the “dude” and throw punches in the air! continuing to pray for you !! Love you!!

  11. Kristy, my girl, I LOVE you! Great words right here! I too deal with a lot of worry, anger sometimes yes, but more worry than anger. But let’s proclaim we will NOT let the “dude” steal our joy! No way he ain’t taken us down! Even if he tries to throw something bigger on us when we have defeated his schemes we have the ultimate power card. . We have the Holy Spirit living in us! Trump that dude!
    You are one amazing momma and wife! You inspire me daily, I look up to you and your awesomeness!

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