Andrew Wommack Devotional 8 March 2024 – Taking Thoughts – Or Not

Andrew Wommack Devotional 8 March 2024 – Taking Thoughts – Or Not

Topic: Taking Thoughts – Or Not

Matthew 6:31, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?”

Text: Matthew 6:25-34

The Greek word used here for “thought” is “merino” and denotes “to be anxious or careful.” In this passage and the parallel passage in Luke 12:22-32, Jesus is commanding us not to worry or be anxious about our material needs being met. It would be impossible to have no thought whatsoever about our physical needs. Even Jesus thought about His need for money to pay taxes (Mt. 17:24-27). We are not to be preoccupied with thinking about riches or spending our time worrying about necessities. These things will be added unto us as we seek the Kingdom of God first.

We take or receive an anxious thought by speaking it. Doubtful thoughts will come, but we do not sin until we entertain them. According to this verse, speaking forth these thoughts is one way of engaging them; therefore, don’t speak forth these negative thoughts.

It is imperative that we watch the words we say. Begin to speak words in faith that align with God’s Word, then positive results will follow. If we tell words of doubt, we will eventually believe them and have the negative things that these words produce. There are no such things as “idle” words which will not work for or against us. Death or life is in the power of every word we speak (Prov. 18:21). Our words can be our most potent weapon against or become a snare of the devil (Prov. 6:2).

Today, watch your words. Speak only things that express your faith, trust, and confidence in the Lord, not your fear about the situations you face.

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI), an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (