May 2021 Newsletter


Dear Friends,
Recently I was listening to a minister who pastored a church from its humble inception until it grew into a worldwide ministry. He made several statements that made me ponder a lot about the word of God.
“If you as an individual will focus in on God’s word and on what He says about your issues, you won’t be incapacitated by all the individual cares of our lives.”
“Casting the whole of your care – all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all – on Him;
for He cares for you affectionately, and He cares about you watchfully.” (1Peter 5:7 Amplified).
Certainly, care here does not refer to the due attention, or necessary consideration that you apply to getting a task done.
Like worry, itmeans to be consumed with problems or fears to such a state that your mind is totally concentrated on those difficulties. It is, like anxiety, to be absorbed in an excessive way by every daily challenge/situation until it starts affecting our health/ outlook on life
What does the word say to do about all these feelings? He said to cast them on our heavenly Father. The word cast implies to throw something away, far away from you, to cause something to be thrown a far distance from your present position or location.
If you have ever watched field sports, picture a javelin being thrown. It is always thrown a distance from the athlete. God’s instruction here is that we cast these cares on Him.
Notice, no individual can take the place of God or His word in our lives.
I dare say that if we do a lot more casting of our cares, we will not be burdened, overwhelmed or burnt out in our daily lives. His prescription is simple - "Cast it on Him". In the scripture above, our Father cares for us affectionately and watchfully.
However, you cannot just stop there and say, "He understands everything I am going through". No, do what He says, just “roll the care to Him. "Commit your way to the Lord- roll and repose (each care of) your load on Him; trust (lean on, rely on and be confident) also in Him, and
He will bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5 Amplified).
He, our heavenly Father loves us. I am confident in His love and ability to take care of us.
If He did not withhold His Son from me, will He not also with Jesus graciously give me all things? (Rom 8:32).
We all want to excel in our careers or ministries. We want the best relationships. We want to be that loving spouse we dreamt of, or the outstanding parent or caregiver. The unfailing provider or protector of our families.
In striving to do these and many other things, we put burdens on ourselves we were not designed to carry. When I find myself in these situations, I quickly go to our Father (in the place of prayer) and say" This is where I am in this situation.
However, Your word says to cast or roll it over to You. I do this by faith. I get up, trusting Your ability and willingness to take care of me and that situation".

My dear friends, I am daily finding out that this way of life is living in victory.
It sure is better than living the life of a champion worrier.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly”. (Matthew 11: 28-30 Message).
Now, I may not know what the challenge is, but He does. I find myself doing this mental exercise as I pray and cast my cares. Whatever they are– finances, promotion, healing, forgiveness, business opportunities;
I imagine rolling them like a piece of crumpled paper in my hands and throwing them a distance from me. Do not go searching for them anymore. Just live freely and lightly in Him.

In Him,
Dapo Ogunniyi

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