The ins and outs of careful infidelity

Jesus sums up common-sense carefulness in a disciple as infidelity.

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body what ye shall put on. (Matthew 6:25)

a wheat field in Oklahoma by JoeBurden via Flickr

If we have received the Spirit of God, He will press through and ask,

Now where does God come in this relationship?

In this mapped out holiday?

In these new books?

He always presses the point until we learn to make Him our first consideration.

Whenever we put other things first, there is confusion.

“Take no thought . . .” don’t take the pressure of forethought upon yourself.

It is not only wrong to worry, it is infidelity, because worrying means that we do not think that God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never any thing else that worries us.

Have you ever noticed what Jesus said would choke the word He puts in?

The devil?


The cares of this world.

cornfield by marfis75 via Flickr

It is the little worries always.

I will not trust where I cannot see, that is where infidelity begins.

The only cure for infidelity is obedience to the Spirit.

The great word of Jesus to His disciples is abandon.

(Credit for above Devotion: Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest)

For more challenges to live with a purposed vision:

Mammon and the evil eye…mwahahaha

Enemies of God have fat hearts

Living High Minded

A four-minute renovation to your walk

7 thoughts on “The ins and outs of careful infidelity”

  1. Sister you are all up in my business again! 🙂 I just read that in Mark yesterday, and have been pondering that. Then last week I was thinking about how we celebrate Christmas. Jesus told us to go and make disciples, and then there’s the Lord’s Supper… “Do this in rememberance of me.” I don’t recall him telling us to stress ourselves out on lavish decorations, party schedules, expensive gifts, and on & on. We kid ourselves when we say Christmas is about Jesus, and then make it all about us! Worse than that, we disappoint God.

    1. I am right there with you, Crystal. I try to remember when I worry, I am putting myself in position of being God. Because, in essence, I’m assuming I have control when I worry. Ouch.

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