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Stop, Drop and Roll Redux

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This is a saying when dealing with fire – stop, drop and roll. You stop running, drop to the ground and roll around. Rolling puts flames out. Running around in a panic gets you engulfed in those flames, creating a bigger problem.

1 Peter 5:7 states, “Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you.” A combination of other translations puts it like this:

Casting all, give all, leave all, put all, turn all, and roll all (seeing the trend? ALL?) your cares, anxieties, troubles, problems, worries, concerns upon Him (GIVE THEM TO HIM), because He cares for you, is interested in you and everything matters to Him. 

So where does the title come in?

It is something God gave me during a time when I was stressing, worried, NOT giving Him all my problems. I was feeling really low when He said, “This would be a good time to stop, drop and roll.”

Huh?Word Stop Sign

STOP: Stop focusing on the problem. Stop talking about it. Stop fretting and worrying. It’s a total dead end and won’t get you anywhere.

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DROP: Drop to your knees and pray. Repent for not having faith that God will take care of you. Spend some time worshiping God. Then tell God that from now on, you are going to:

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ROLL: Roll every single care over onto Him. Throw them up to Him. Give Him your problems. Tell Him you are turning everything over to Him and getting them out of your own hands. You can’t fix anything anyway.

After you’ve done this, Spend some time reading your Bible in the areas that will encourage you that He is faithful. Spend more time in His Word through listening to YouTube,  Services, Podcasts, Videos, CD’s, DVD’s, and reading faith-based books. Get your faith built up any place you can find good faith-based teaching.  

God IS faithful. He knows just what to do. He’s just waiting for you to give Him those problems so He can fix it for you.

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