Expressions of Faith: Your weekly meditation

Dr. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

Dr. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

Have you ever wondered how to live a worry free life and not worry about bills, job, family, and/or finances? As Christians, we have a chosen counselor who is always ready and able to aid and assist us in any life matter. Hebrews 11:1 says: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Stop! Yield yourself fully to God, allowing Him to remove all your worries as you walk and live by faith. It is a privilege as a Christian to rely on the word of God as the final authority that will direct our very outcome. God has told us which direction we should go. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you,” Matthew 6:33. As a child of God we have a built in booster system to help us conquer all of our problems. Each believer is responsible for his or her own actions, of course. We have the presence of God in us for additional support. Whenever there is anxiety, worry, or fear, the presence of God will enter in to conquer that anxious spirit and deal with the problem at hand. As believers, we have God’s assurance of assistance and favor at any given time.

First, we must trust in the Lord with all of our heart and lean not unto our own understanding; but in all our ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct our path (Proverbs 3:5-6). Secondly, we must consistently pray to invoke the presence of God. I Thessalonians 5:17-18 says: “Pray without ceasing, giving thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” For we all know that God loves us in spite of our many challenges. He is able to bear our burdens as we put our trust in Him. Thirdly, we must rejoice even in the midst of test and trials.

“Consider it a great joy whenever you experience various trials and temptations, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance,” James 1:2.

So as you trust, pray, and rejoice, remain at a place of praise and thanksgiving unto God at all times. Your outcome will be great. “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the Land. Serve the Lord with greatness: come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord He is God: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is Good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations,” Psalm 100.

(Dr. Monterey D. Lee, Sr. is the Pastor of Celebration Christian Center located at 1215 9th Ave N. Nashville, Tenn. 37208. Visit the website at .)