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Find Your Worth In Jesus

During one of my devotional readings, I came across what the writer labeled as “breath prayers”. It’s something I’ve been accustomed to doing in my daily prayer life to fulfill the verse of praying without ceasing. I had thought it was something impossible until I told myself *I’ll just have a running conversation with the Lord all day. I’ll say a short prayer any chance I have and I’ll make sure to keep talking to God throughout the day* and without realizing, I had began a life of “breath praying” since my college days. In case you don’t know what they are, it’s a short prayer you can say in one breath. The writer gave a list of examples for readers to have an idea of what she meant. You can find the whole list here: Don’t Mom Alone Devotional Day 4  

This one touched me deep inside my heart.

“Creator, remind me of my worth.” 
(Psalm 139:13–16)  

For many years, I’ve always questioned if I was worth anything to the Lord. After all, the Bible tells us we are like vapor on the surface of the earth, here today and gone tomorrow (James 4:14). I had accepted that the Lord will get His message out across the nations one way or another, with or without my help. Worse case senerio: God will lift up someone in my place to get the job done.

But is this the way God works? How healthy is it really to think and live this way? 

Check this out: Many people are familiar with the phrase “you are what you eat”. We hear it everywhere! It implies we should care for what we eat because it will determine our health. However, growing up my mother always told me something slightly different: “The way you think is the way you live.”
Reread it. Let that sink in deeper. 
The way you THINK is the way you LIVE. This statement implies that your life moves in the direction of your thoughts. So I ask you today, do you think you are worthy of the Lord’s love, mercy and grace?

On Sunday, I heard a very special message from the Lord at a small community church near our home. Pastor Zack preached on Luke Chapter 1 and the declaration of the birth of John the Baptist. He also went into several points about the Scripture that followed. I read over the passage at home and reviewed the sequence of events and the points made throughout the sermon. I couldn’t believe the incredible timing of the Lord. As always God has a way of showing up right on time. Pastor Zack explained that God knows me and calls me by my name. That the Lord is not about that “worse case scenerio” type mentality I had been imposing on myself in the past. You know. The kind that says “if I prepare for the worst, just in case God doesn’t show up… I’ll be prepared with no expectations of what I’m hoping for, that way I can’t be left disappointed.” Such low expectations of glory that I managed to convince myself God won’t come through for me the way I imagined my saving. Sort of like that scene from Shrek the movie, where Fiona is explaining to Shrek what her rescue should look like all while in the middle of him actually rescuing her … “awaiting a knight so bold as to rescue me”.

Can we pause for a second and break down the previous troubling statement? “Just in case”? By having a “worse case scenario” mentality not only was I telling God HE is not good enough to pull me through because it’s not according to my imaginary saving (even though He always has come through as He saw fit). But I was basically declaring HE is not enough, period.  His timely spoken word is not enough, His strongly demostrated love is not enough, His eager swift actions are not enough. All which are completely against what I know from His word and against what I have come to know through my own life experiences with Him. 

Guess what? GOD IS ENOUGH
Not only is God enough, but, God is more than enough. So much so, He was willing to preach to me in what felt like a face-to-face encounter. I’ve been busy painting my mind into a corner with all of my brushstrokes of uncertainty and colors of doubt that I had forgotten a very important verse in the Bible: 
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalms 139:13 NLT 

And the way this works is, if God is willing to put in so much details into my formation in secrecy, what would make me think that I have no worth in His eyes right now? 
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! Psalms 139:17 NLT 

As a child, a teenager, young adult or senior – God calls you by your name and knows you! Knows your desires, your thoughts, your dreams! Your life is important to God. And He wants you to live a life that is pleasing to Him and full of His abundance. In both the big picture and in the small details; He wants to be a part of your life and reveal His Glory. He wants you to know it and believe it! 

From the very beginning the Lord has been telling me and telling you that we are worth the price He paid on the Cross of Calvary. You and I, we are worth it! He died and rose again because He knew, not only as God’s creation but as God’s children, we were all worth his Love. 

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16‭-‬17 NLT 

So if this has been something you have been struggling with, I challenge you to change that worse case scenario mindset to one that knows with certainty the Lord has made you worthy. 
Take that deep breath and pray “Creator, remind me of my worth” because you are worth it! 
You are worth God’s love. ❤

For kicks, click here to see the first two minutes of the video clip from Shrek:

Where do our assumptions of life come from anyways?

As always, have a wonderful night and stay blessed.

~The Cabello MamaBear

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Hello, Hello!

I am feeling excited today as I feel free…

Free from my past, free from my thoughts and free in my soul.

I thought about so many things to write about since I haven’t posted since December and of course what great timing to stop posting [sarcasm, ha]. Anyways, I decided instead of battling a thousand suggestive blog ideas in my mind and never getting them down on “paper”, I will actually start writing them and posting them until I got use to writing weekly and/or daily.

There’s no denying that this year has been unexplainably different for all of us. Yet, as my church’s lead Pastor said “we are all in the same storm, but not the same boat”. Boy! That couldn’t be more true! I have to say I am so grateful for the boat I am in. I thought about going month by month of how great and different life has been since the start of the year, but maybe other post will be great for that. I then thought about my word for the year, ABUNDANCE. What a timely and perfect word for the type of year it has been. If you read my past post about how important it is to choose a word to carry you and your family throughout the year, then you will know that I couldn’t settle on just picking one word. Last year we went with courage and intentionality. I wanted to be courageous in doing what was needed to move on in life, and in living my best life possible. More importantly, I prayed about becoming intentional with our serving (volunteer work), with our time, with our money and with our family. But! OF COURSE, 2020 started back in 2019 for us when everything possible could go wrong. Between financial burdens and the testing development of my faith and building of my character, 2019 was indeed the year to become laser focus on becoming courageous and intentional down to the last penny. This year I was determine to “flip the script” and change the narrative. Our word for the year is abundance. Many might think about money when it comes to abundance, and being that 2019 was financially challenging for us, it seems only fitting to want to have financial abundance. However, it was definitely more than meets the pocket, as what I wanted was abundance in confidence, abundance in compassion, abundance in helpfulness (towards others), abundance in love and family, abundance in faith, abundance in understanding and abundance in business.

I struggled with loving and wanting that word because, once again, comparison is the killer of all things good, and it had left a hint of tarty flavor in my heart when I saw a few friends posting their word for the year was “LESS”. My mind went off the mental cliff or down the rabbit hole of hateration “well of course when you have everything you could ask for and more, less is more and less is better”. But I stopped myself from thinking that because I didn’t want to be a hater and I didn’t want to be bitter. I want to be happy for the people around me and for their successes. I want to make sure I’m clapping for them and being happy for them. Not because others will notice, not because my time will come (even though it will) but because I genuinely want to be happy for others, because God’s blessings are for everyone including me and I know that in time we too shall be wanting less… less messes, less drama, less fake friends, less fake supporters, less troubles, and less complaining.

So I looked back at my word for the year and I hugged it out with myself, took a deep breathe and marched forward. I decided that I will catch myself falling into the dark hole of comparison before it does any damage to my mental state. I will stop every negative thought that tries to take over my daily living. I will turn to my Creator instead of turning to people when times got tough. I will be intentional with all that I do with everyone I come across. I will grow and develop no matter what came my way.

Today’s affirmation: “I am abundant in joy, peace and love.”


Thank you for reading, have a blessed day!

~The Cabello Mom

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We Are NOT Alone!

The hardest thing about becoming a mother wasn’t deciding on our pregnancy announcement or growing a tiny human being inside me. It was not fear of what labour would feel like and it was not even childbirth. It was the life changes that came after and the fact that I felt I was going through them all alone: the sudden surge of hormones, the unrequested bodily changes, the uncontrollable bleeding and constant cramping, the postpartum depression, the regulation of nursing on demand, the countless sleepless nights, the learning to not be an angry parent and the lost of many friendships. Lord knows that there is so much more women deal with that goes unmentioned. 

I always questioned why is it that young ladies are constantly forced into relationships and sometimes indirectly pressured into having children yet no one takes the time to tell us about the downside of this equation of life we later find ourselves in. Where are the non-enforced pre-marital counselors to check for partner compatibility? Where are the elderly, experienced women to tell you the ugly truth of what child-bearing does to the body, and to warn but also prepare new mothers of the baby blues with positive ways to bounce back into life? Where are the mature, tough-love kind of women that will reach out a hand without waiting to be asked, because they know that new moms feel asking for help proves we are inadequate mothers? Where are the husbands that make vows to be there for their wives through thick and thin, yet once the going gets tough, the “tough” gets going? Why do we lose close friends instead of gaining soul sisters while growing a family? Why is so easy to point fingers and shame a struggling mother instead of lending a hand and reassuring them that everything will be okay? 

I tell you the hardest part of motherhood was going through it all and believing I did not have someone to share it with. Someone that would not judge me for “saying too much” and actually be a supporting pillar while keeping it real with me. A “Proverbs 31” kind of woman to guide me through the journey of motherhood. A “Mother To Son” kind of friend to teach me the truths of this so-called “crystal stair” life. The kind of person that would instill accountability for my actions, both intentional and not. 

That is why I am so grateful for the many women that I have met since we packed everything up and made the long haul from New York City. More importantly, I am grateful for the church we joined that facilitated these groups of people to connect. Two weeks into the move, I started volunteering for the church to keep myself from being completely isolated in a new neighborhood, alone with my toddler at home while four months pregnant, seemingly sinking into pre-depression. By joining the outreach program I was able to meet new friends and help people while having fun with my little boy. The best part was being able to bring him with me to embed in him the importance of taking time to volunteer for the community. While attending a regular service, my husband and I were introduced to a couple that was opening their home to young couples with small children to gather for bible study and to develop lasting friendships. It was wonderful to know that being a young family didn’t have to keep us from socializing with other people. It was a welcoming place where kids can be kids and everyone would understand because we all have little ones. It was there that I was informed of the “stay at home moms” group for mothers who you guessed it… stay at home with their young children. That was when faces at church became familiar and eye contact with smiles became “Hey! I remember you!” and tight hugs. This group enabled me to socialize with other women going through the same phase of raising little humans in the best way possible while not losing myself in the process. It was the place where the kids can run around having fun, building their own social group while the mommies could relax and enjoy adult interaction outside of the home. It was through this group, that one of the moms had it in her heart to invite me to her women’s group. A group of women all on different paths in the journey of life, looking to develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the Lord while “building friendships that fit” with each other. And my most recently joined group, a group of amazing ladies that have decided to meet with each other despite initially starting on facebook, to motivate ourselves to be “the best me” we can be. A group where we become the community of supporting women we desperately need and crave, addition to having a safe place to talk about overcoming the anxieties of this life. 

They say, “It takes a village to raise a child” and I cannot stress enough how grateful I am for having these groups of women surrounding me as they have all become my village. Additionally, I have learned to make an effort at being social, to not coop myself up because we do not have to go through life alone. God didn’t create us to go through life without friends and without relationships. It is okay to allow oneself to be vulnerable and take risks opening your heart to building new friendships. Leaving New York meant leaving behind two families, siblings, cousins, nieces and 10+ years friendships from school and church. It meant facing new problems in a new home in a new state with a new baby. I thought it was a new phase in life that was meant to be walked in isolation but instead what I found was a circle of caring soul sisters that will walk life with me, and whose kids will grow with my kids. I am blessed to have found good, honest women to develop “best friends-ships” with and be able to open up to and know that I am not alone. They help me to understand that God’s love for me includes having people to share my life with. And soon enough, we are sharing tips and tricks for surviving our children, advice for our marriages to thrive and for our families to flourish. 

You too! You are not alone in this life! 

{As crazy as this will sound I kid you not! I am listening to The Light FM Network radio station as I write this post and the song “I am not alone” by Kari Jobe came up}

Even if you don’t join a bunch of groups like I did, just know that when you allow the Lord to enter your heart, you are never alone. He walks with you. His Word assures you of this truth – “though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…” (Psalms 23:4) and He “gives His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” (Psalms 91:11). He’s God of the hills and of the valleys, and you are not alone! 

Loneliness is a growing epidemic in this age of advancing technology; but, when you learn to surround yourself with the right group of faithful, loving people know that you, too, will have gained a village. More importantly, rooting your thoughts on foundational truths found in the Living Word of God will help you to combat the negative emotions that are so keen on keeping us isolated and from experiencing God’s love for us.  

There is an old African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” 

I don’t want to go through this life alone and I definitely don’t want you to go through it alone either. If you feel like you have no one to go through life with, do not hesitate to write to me and I will be your new friend. I pray that you gain the courage to say to the loneliness, depression and anxiety that want to take over “there is no room for you here in my mind! You need to leave now!” and proclaim victorious truths over your life.

Below I have added biblical truths you can read and declare over your life. Feel free to print them and keep them with you so you may be reminded that God walks with you. You are not alone and He “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, [and has] plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I have also included a section of Proverbs 31, the poem Mother To Son by Langston Hughes and the lyrics to “I am not alone” by Kari Jobe so you’re not in the dark about my earlier references.

Biblical Truths to trust and declare over your life:

• I am a child of God.

But to all who have received him–those who believe in his name–he has given the right to become God’s children … (John 1:12).

• I am a friend of Jesus.

I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father (John 15:15).

• I have been justified and redeemed.

But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24).

• I will not be condemned by God.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).

• I have been set free from the law of sin and death.

For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

• The hardening of my mind has been removed in Christ.

But their minds were closed. For to this very day, the same veil remains when they hear the old covenant read. It has not been removed because only in Christ is it taken away (2 Corinthians 3:14).

• I am a new creature in Christ.

So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away–look, what is new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17)!

• I am no longer a slave, but a child and an heir.

So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if you are a son, then you are also an heir through God (Galatians 4:7).

• I have been set free in Christ.

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1).

• I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).

• I am chosen, holy, and blameless before God.

For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love (Ephesians 1:4).

• I am redeemed and forgiven by the grace of Christ.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace (Ephesians 1:7).

• I have been predestined by God to obtain an inheritance.

In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11).

• I have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation)–when you believed in Christ–you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13).

• Because of God’s mercy and love, I have been made alive with Christ.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you are saved (Ephesians 2:4-5)!

• I am God’s workmanship created to produce good works.

For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them (Ephesians 2:10).

• I have boldness and confident access to God through faith in Christ.

… In whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness (Ephesians 3:12).

• My new self is righteous and holy.

… Put on the new man who has been created in God’s image–in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth (Ephesians 4:24).

• I was formerly darkness, but now I am light in the Lord.

… For you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light (Ephesians 5:8).

• I am a citizen of heaven.

But our citizenship is in heaven–and we also await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ … (Philippians 3:20).

• The peace of God guards my heart and mind.

And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

• God supplies all my needs.

And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

• I have been made complete in Christ.

… You have been filled in him, who is the head over every ruler and authority (Colossians 2:10).

• God loves me and has chosen me.

We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you … (1 Thessalonians 1:4).

Proverbs 31:10-31

The Virtuous Wife

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?

For her worth is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;

So he will have no lack of gain.

12 She does him good and not evil

All the days of her life.

13 She seeks wool and flax,

And willingly works with her hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,

She brings her food from afar.

15 She also rises while it is yet night,

And provides food for her household,

And a portion for her maidservants.

16 She considers a field and buys it;

From her profits she plants a vineyard.

17 She girds herself with strength,

And strengthens her arms.

18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,

And her lamp does not go out by night.

19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,

And her hand holds the spindle.

20 She extends her hand to the poor,

Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,

For all her household is clothed with scarlet.

22 She makes tapestry for herself;

Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates,

When he sits among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,

And supplies sashes for the merchants.

25 Strength and honor are her clothing;

She shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,

And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She watches over the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many daughters have done well,

But you excel them all.”

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

Well, son, I’ll tell you:

Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

It’s had tacks in it,

And splinters,

And boards torn up,

And places with no carpet on the floor—


But all the time 

I’se been a-climbin’ on,

And reachin’ landin’s,

And turnin’ corners,

And sometimes goin’ in the dark

Where there ain’t been no light.

So, boy, don’t you turn back.

Don’t you set down on the steps.

‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.

Don’t you fall now—

For I’se still goin’, honey,

I’se still climbin’,

And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

I am not alone by Kari Jobe

When I walk through deep waters

I know that You will be with me

When I’m standing in the fire

I will not be overcome

Through the valley of the shadow

I will not fear, I am not alone

I am not alone

You will go before me

You will never leave me

In the midst of deep sorrow

I see Your light is breaking through

The dark of night will not overtake me

I am pressing into You

Lord, You fight my every battle

And I will not fear

I am not alone

You’re my strength

You’re my defender

You’re my refuge in the storm

Through these trials

You’ve always been faithful

You bring healing to my soul

You will go before me

You will never leave me

I am not alone

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The Power of Words

Last year at end of the #waymakerseries in @ElevationChurch, we were asked to choose a word to proclaim over ourselves and our household. 

I chose the word “Commitment”. 

<Post It! while at work quickly jotted down what I wanted in regards to commitment > 

I was determined to get re-committed to the Lord and was extra pumped to go back to the way things used to be in my life before it got crazy. Little did I know that the plans the Lord had over my life were not to take me back to how things were, but to bring me forth to a better essence of life, much more developed than how it used to be. 

I had become so disappointed about a month ago thinking out loud how I had failed to be as committed as I had dreamt to be back in Dec 2017, when I decided that I wanted to read my Bible more often and pray more often and study His word more often. Not because He desired this from me but because I felt I could never measure up and so I was constantly chasing after trying to fulfill this spiritual emptiness my way. But what I learned during the course of this year was that God’s not looking for religious people. He is searching for those who are broken and in need of saving. 

Now I didn’t know I needed saving for I grew up “born and raised” in a Pentecostal church and my grandpa and my mom (even I) were always leaders in the church. I had already professed the Lord as my Savior and had gotten baptized in the waters. But deep inside my heart was always a sense of loneliness, fear, and depression. Several factors contributed to those feelings, <feelings of neglect, separation, abuse, rejection, guilt, low self-esteem, being bullied, belittlement, libido, indifference, worldly attractions> factors I will not discuss nor focus on as they no longer effect me, however, it was important for me to acknowledge them and leave them at the foot of the cross. I realized I kept carrying a heavier load than I was meant to bear. 

“Worry doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrows but empties today of its strength”

Corrie Ten Boom

I was carrying the troubles, worries, anxieties and stressors of tomorrow on yesterday’s strength which was leaving me empty and lacking on a daily basis. 

I thought that if I could just force myself to wake up earlier, maybe go to sleep a little later, force the Word into my life-maybe, just maybe! The Holy Spirit would have no choice but to show up in my life. 

Sure the Lord spoke to me. Not because I did those things and eventually fell short, as at the end, I was looking to pay back the Lord for all He had done when nothing I have done or could do will ever measure up to the forgiveness and the wonderful grace I’ve received from God. He spoked to me because He needed to tell me I was doing it all wrong. He was going to help me incorporate His word in my life through other means… by having an authentic relationship with Him and NOT through religious rituals. 

If there is anything I have learned and have deeply understood for some time since being on my own-is that repetitive religious rituals were not and are not going to get me the real relational reverence required to live out grace. (This is not to say do not pray or read the Word. We need those tools in our lives more than ever, but what I’m trying to convey was that my motive behind doing such things in mindless repetitions were not aligned with His purpose). 

Grace is, according to Webster dictionary: in reference to Theology,

  1. The freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. 
  2. The influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them. 
  3. A virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces.
  4. Also called state of grace, the condition of being in God’s favor or one of the elect. 

Plainly stated: grace is undeserved favor, yet it’s what the Lord gives us when we give ourselves to Him. In exchange for our temporary sorrows He gives us eternal joy. For our earthly chaos He gives His divine peace. And for all our anxieties He gives us everlasting love. His blood washes away all of our sins-past, present, future! No sin too great that can keep us from receiving His abounding grace. And with the help of some of my favorite preaching and teaching podcasts, the Lord was able to open my mind to a greater and much deeper understanding of His love for me and for everyone around me. When you learn to live life knowing you are loved by an eternal Father, nothing on this earth can take away your peace or purpose. In the mist of earthly troubles that are real and want to choke you out, shake your faith and make you question your beliefs, you get a sense that the Lord is in total control and makes everything work for the good of those who love and fear Him. 

Once I gave the Holy Spirit the room to work within me, I was able to see the fruits of His labor upon me. Looking back to how much I had changed this year for the better good, to see how far the Lord had brought me from the depression that held me captive for so many years into His merciful and abundant love; the many beautiful souls embodied in the groups of people that have become my support system and seeing how devoted I became, not just to His word but to my church and my community through volunteering, I had become the commitment I had so longed for. 

For the new #gamechangerseries this end of year at church, I have decided on the word “Courage” because I plan to grow my faith and take the leap into something more beautiful, wonderful and amazing this 2019, not just for me but for my family as well. ♥️

What words will you declare over your life for the new year? Let us know in the comments below 🙌🏽

“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”


“Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:26-28 MSG

“But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right–the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.”