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The Right Attitude of Casting Cares

Just pondering over 1 Peter 5, and would love to share with focus on verse 7. If using any sectioned bible you will notice the NIV uses the title: ‘To the Elders and the Flock’ for verses 1-11, while the Message version, says ‘He’ll Promote You at the Right Time’ – interesting; just an observation. Verse 6 runs into verse 7, so we’ll start from 6: 6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7. Casting cares is a form of prayer, but I often prefer to just call it ‘casting cares’. My reason is that most times in prayer, we are thinking; what is the most appropriate way to pray this? Or how do I put it, since it is God we are talking to here? – And like thoughts… With such attitude/orientation it is possible to be praying something while bearing something else in mind. But the idea of ‘casting cares’ is like an old community setting when a king shows up to listen t

What about dreams?

There are a variety of ways through which God speaks to us or relay His plans to us. We often have to listen to God in these different ways or discern by them. For example; the Scripture (the Word of God) is a very common way through which God speaks to us. So how does this work? We invite the Holy Spirit to speak to us while we study We listen while we study a passage By listening we begin to discern how it applies to us – what God is saying, and sometimes questions are raised: Does it apply to me at that point in time? Or is it in fact for someone else (maybe a friend)? And then we pray into the scriptures and our thoughts to get more guided answers (which might sometimes include going through the loop again or prophecy or some signs…) Same applies when we receive a prophetic word from God (from/for a friend or for ourselves): we think about it, is it relevant or applicable to me? As a prophetic word, does it have scriptural savour?... Now the question is: what about dream