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Time with God - January 6, 2016

1 Peter 5:6-7

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

New Years' Resolution #5: I will pass my stress over to Jesus!

I recently saw a colleague of mine from another country. He is well into his sixties and has only a tinge of grey in his hair. I commented to him that it must be because of his stress-free life. We laughed together at the ridiculousness of that. He said, "No, not stress-free. I just pass the stress to Jesus as soon as it comes my way!"

It made me smile as I pictured it. Still, that's the way to live, right? Jesus cares for you; He always acts with purpose; He is in control; He takes responsibility for those who are submitting their lives to Him. If taking care of your life is His responsibility, then pass your stress to Him.

It is one of the benefits of surrendering the leadership of your life to Jesus. As long as you withhold your life from His leadership, your life will spin out of control. Stress will go through the roof. But when He is the leader, then there is no need to worry.

Who is leading your life today?

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