Devotion for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25)

What control do you have over tomorrow?  None, not one, has control over what tomorrow will look like.  So why do you worry?  Life is more than the physical things that are experienced.  Life is in and of the Lord.  He who created you calls you into His life so that you may be made complete.

Complete is the better translation for the word when we say, “Perfect.”  Jesus taught us to become complete even as the Father is complete.  He who knows us will complete us.  We are not yet what we will be, but this we know, we are to be transformed to the image of Christ.  Come then and live into the life for which Christ paid the ransom on the cross.  Come and be made whole in Him, for this is what He has come to do.

Lord Jesus, You know exactly where I struggle and the things that need to happen in order that I might live in the righteousness You give by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Lead me. Lord, so that now and always, I look to You as the whole and complete source of my faith and life.  Guide me by faith to seek the righteousness You give that I may live into the life for which You are preparing me.  Amen.