Standing Care

The cares to be cast and the cares that will lift cannot be taken on simultaneously. The presence and activation of one will necessitate the absence of the other. Standing will not only be possible, but inevitable where the world’s cares are cast and His are taken on.

  Feb 22, 2018   admin


Luke 21:34-36 (NIV)
34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

     There is an ability to “stand before the Son of Man” that requires more than just a prayer of salvation sometime in the past. Though we’re instructed in 1 Peter 5:7 to cast all our care on Him, there is another care here we are instructed to take on, one that is integral to our ability to stand. Rather than being contradictory, the cares referred to are of 2 differing natures. 
     The cares we are to cast are those that cause the heart to be consumed with issues of life that bind and prohibit walking in joy and freedom. Any time there is an overwhelming passion to engage in or be affected by worldly actions there is an activated indicator of this type of care. By becoming consumed instead with the promises of God in assurance of a provided for and complete life, those debilitating cares are effectively cast and never need be born again. 
     The other type of care, then, is the consistent and focused attention given to God’s presence, what He has to say and His directives for our lives. For every moment this care is taken on, there is a lifting of the other care’s debilitating and disabling weights. Standing will not only be possible, but inevitable. The cares to be cast and the cares that will lift cannot be taken on simultaneously. The presence and activation of one will necessitate the absence of the other, along with its effects. 
     For those who would desire to remain upright throughout the storm in the day of adversity, there will be unending care given to knowing Jesus and who they’ve become in Him. This developed and practiced care will be the one that provides strength to the body and release from weights as they are enabled to “stand before the Son of Man.”

 

 


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