October 3, 2011
Today’s Meditation Verse:
I Peter 5:7 King James Bible (KJV)
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Casting the [a]whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, [b]once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you [c]watchfully.(A)
6 thoughts on “Monday Meditations – I Peter 5:7”
This was the perfect verse for me today! Thank you for expounding on it and especially the example of God like a parent watching over an infant!
This brought a question to mind…what do you think? Once we are able to truly cast all of our care on Him–does that mean that any requests on our behalf would cease–leaving only prayer for others?
Great thought Linda! Well I think part of casting our cares on Him is done through prayer and because the enemy doesn’t rest in his efforts to try and heap more cares upon us, then I think we will still have ample opportunities to continue to pray/cast cares upon the Lord for ourselves as well as others.
But I think we do a lot of ‘panic’ praying in genuine fear. Honestly it has bothered me for a long time to hear people say to others, I’m praying hard for you, or I’m still praying day and night. As I said in my post Elevator Buttons, once we pray in faith believing we should be done with that topic. That correlates directly to casting our cares upon Him. If we can pray once in faith then we will leave it there with Him to handle and we can walk away carefree.
And no where does it tell us that praying ‘hard’ will get our prayer answered any quicker or will be any more pleasing to God that a simple prayer. Ferverent prayer is not hard praying or long praying, it is faith praying from a sincere heart.
Thanks Nancy–you are right–thanks for clarifying for me!!