Worship Over Worry
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense (Greek, apologia) to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (I Peter 3:15).
apología (apó, "from" and lógos, "intelligent reasoning") – properly, a well-reasoned reply; a thought-out response to adequately address the issue(s) that is raised.
To argue or debate is not the goal. Why? Because it is possible to win the argument, while at the same time, lose the soul. But rather, as Christian influencers, it needs to be our gracious focus to give well-reasoned replies to those who ask about our faith in Jesus. Therefore, use these narratives to best share the heart behind your Overwear.
1.) We can worry or we can worship, but we can’t do both. In other words, where worship begins, worry ends. “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7).
2.) Worship is not only a lifestyle of obedience that is responsive to God's grace, but it's also a perspective that puts God in His rightful place. And to see God as sovereign is to see a divine purpose in everything and every problem. Choose worship over worry. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
3.) If worship is communion with God, then worry is rebellion against God. And when we worry about how we are going to make ends meet, we are essentially saying God is not capable of taking care of our needs. However, if He takes care of the sparrows, we can trust that He'll more than provide for our today and tomorrows. Let us therefore, choose to worship over worry. "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" (Matthew 6:26)