I’m reminded of the worship song “Pour Out My Heart” as I open another new post for Five Minute Friday over at Kate Motaung’s…
♫ Here I am once again ♫ I pour out my heart ♫ for I know that You hear ♫ every cry You are listening ♫ no matter what state my heart is in ♫ You are faithful to answer with words that are true and a Hope that is real ♫ as I feel Your touch ♫ You bring a freedom to all that’s within ♫ in the safety of this place ♫ I’m longing to pour out my heart ♫
Here we are once again on Friday when we gather over at Kate’s Internet Place and spontaneously write on just one word. This week the word is…tomorrow (and, no, I am not going to break out and sing the theme song from Annie!).
Setting the timer, NOW:
Years ago, at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach Florida a counselor/teacher was preaching at the worship service. His message was a pivotal moment in my life. One of those a-ha moments that will influence you and your behavior for the rest of your life. And, influence me it did.
He talked about the futility of worry in the Believer’s life. He reminded us that whenever we heard bad news, that the news might be a surprise for us but it wasn’t news to our Sovereign God. He gave us this little acronym to take with us: God Already Knew About This = GAKAT. I cannot express how helpful and beneficial that silly word has been for me over the years. I’d hear some distressing news about one of my adult children and Spirit would whisper, “GAKAT.” Which always prompted me to pray God’s good, acceptable, and perfect will for the situation and the child.
It literally changed the way I thought. It made such an impact, this past Christmas I had it engraved on my wrist.
This photo was taken immediately after the artist lay down his tool – it was as painful to have done (that area is tender) as it looks. Now, when I get that disconcerting phone call, email, or letter in the mail, I look at my wrist and remind myself…
God Already Knew About This
Today, I’m going to switch this up a bit and say God Already Knows About Tomorrow.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6.34