This week's verse for the Made to Crave Bible Study that I am doing is 1 Perter 5:7-8a and this week I am choosing to unpack this verse for this blog hop. Here is a picture of my verse mapping:
Although the study is only focusing on the first part of verse 8, I included the entire verse for my verse-mapping (if you want to read more about verse mapping, check out this blog post by Heather Bleier).
1 Peter 5:7-8
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Youradversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
After digging into this verse, this is what God laid on my heart:
Throwing all my uneasiness & concerns on JESUS, the one who cares for me more than anyone does, so that I can be alert, focused and on guard because the enemy (satan) is always looking for prey to pounce on me to destroy me.
WOW -- whether those uneasy feelings are from food struggles, financial issues, work concerns, family matters, emotional distress ... whatever ... I can throw all of those on my JESUS!!! And this week I have a lot to throw on Him, but if I don't I will not be able to protect myself from the enemy! When my mind is cluttered with anxieties, I cannot be alert, focused & on guard!
I am so thankful that my Jesus can carry the weight on my fears and worries! What are you carrying around that you need to cast on Jesus?
**A special shout-out to Mandee for the info on the Notability app that I used to map my verse!!!!!