To GOD be the Glory!


Matthew 6:25-34 (ESV): “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”


Let us be determined this week to:

Rejoice always! Our Father in Heaven is worthy of all glory. In the midst of life’s challenges, it is important to keep finding joy, to never stop praying, and to give thanks to our Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). May I say it again, let’s rejoice! That is what provides strength, a renewed sense of hope and peace; and a closer relationship with God. We can take comfort in knowing God is in control and cares deeply for us. He is always near. ‘Worship and Worry’ cannot co-exist in our minds, and ‘Worship’ always wins. That is why we can bring our requests before our Lord and trust in His unwavering faithfulness. We can rest assured that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

Pray continually. Anxiety reveals our lack of trust, and our lack of seeking God and His Kingdom first. God is our refuge and strength, our ever-present help in times of trouble. God is faithful and will lead us on His path, helping us to stay the course.

Give thanks in all circumstances. We all have sinned and we continually fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). However, we must remember that God did not abandon humanity in its fallen state. Instead, He sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem and restore us. Through His grace, we are reconciled to Him and forgiven of our sins, allowing us to have an intimate relationship with Him. By surrendering to Him, relying on the Holy Spirit, and following Jesus wholeheartedly, we can shine God’s glory into a dark world in need of light. Witnessing and being grateful for God’s miracles in our lives and the lives of others deepens our faith and encourages us to trust God for everything.

As we close, may we always seek God’s will and His Kingdom above all else by remembering four essential anchors in life: 1) Understanding the significance of the cross and the sacrificial love of Jesus. 2) Relying on Jesus as our unwavering foundation. 3) Finding assurance and hope in Jesus’ resurrection power. 4) Knowing that our King, Jesus, reigns and governs from His heavenly throne. These anchors dispel anxiety and enable us to always rejoice, to pray without ceasing, and to worship our Lord in all circumstances. To God be the glory, forever!


Father, I thank You that we are Your children. I pray that anyone who doubts this would turn to You and give their life to You. Thank You that You control our lives. Life is often confusing and difficult, but You’re busy working in us to achieve Your purpose. You’re working for our good, and we give You all the glory and honour. In Jesus’ name.

I pray that You will open our eyes to see Your glory, Your beauty, and Your splendour. Help us to see Your image and presence in Your children, Father. I pray for people who have not yet accepted this gift that You have given in Christ. I pray that they will come. I pray that they will hear the Holy Spirit calling, calling, and calling – because Your Son has died for us, for reconciliation to You Father. We can enter the holiest of holies, Your glory!

Lord, thank You that we’re not standing on sand. We’re standing on Jesus the rock at this very moment. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that there is nothing the enemy can bring that the resurrection power of Jesus hasn’t conquered. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that Your victory is above us and in us; and that we are standing and living in the victorious Christ from beginning to end. We just praise Your wonderful name.

Lord, I ask that You help us follow Your instructions and obey Your will. As we go about our day, serving others in big and small ways, help us to see Your miracles, Your provision, and Your love for us every day. Let it stir our hearts and faith to share Your love with those around us. Thank You, Father, for everything that You do for us, both seen and unseen. We ask all of this in Jesus’ name.

Father, I’m going to pray very simply that You alleviate all stress and fear in our lives at this very moment. Would You take every racing thought and every heartbeat that is not in step with Yours – and replace it with Your peace – so that the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit would be with us all. Now and forevermore. Amen.

(This WRAP is with great appreciation towards Roald, Jack, Santa, Michael and Johan)

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