Tonight, no, it was afternoon - ok, it doesn't matter at all, when it was - the other dorm (Costa Rica) did the girls' devo. They were talking about casting all our cares on Jesus because He cares for us.
After Lauren asked us to write our cares on a piece of paper - we could be perfectly honest and could list things we never wanted anybody to know about, because we were assured those things were to stay between God and me. It was kind of discouraging that I could list so many thoughts showing how little my faith is or how I like to worry. So after Lauren asked us to list our cares, Nikki read 1 Peter 5:7 ~ Cast all your cares on him for He cares for you ~ reminding us how rarely we claim the gospel in our everyday life. When Jesus died, he took all our cares, our worries, all our burdens on himself.
When you look on your list it's easy to become worried or discontent, but why is it so hard for me to cover my cares with the blood of Jesus? I mean, it's one of the reasons He died for!
Then Nikki asked us to look on our list, but this time not in the light of the world but through the light of the blood of our Saviour.
Try it! You'll see how little your huge problems appear when you're looking on them from an other perspective.
While music was playing (Turn your eyes upon Jesus) we could silently pray for our worries, we could cast them on Christ and put our papers into a bowl full of red liquid - symbolising the blood of Jesus. Why do you want to take back your cares? We surely didn't want to have back our messy papers from the bowl...
It's not easy to get rid of the cares, but we can and should go to Christ every day! So just do it!
Thank you Nikki to let God work through you. Thanks for encouraging me and sharing your heart with us!