In our daily study on the Sermon on the Mount we talked about worry, anxiousness, and distraction. Who in the world doesn't have these plagues working against them on a daily basis. Fear, worry, doubt; they all form an ominous cloud around where we go, what we do, and the choices we make in life.
Jesus said it like this:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Oh to have faith like that!!
I often find myself wondering about where the next big thing is going to come from. Where is my next book going to go? How am I going to deal with the next round of financials? Ohhhh…it sounds so easy….but we live in world making it more and more complicated.
IF THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN, and HE DOES TAKE CARE OF ALL THESE THINGS, why am I so consumed with working it out on my own?
Today, I choose to seek His Kingdom.
Today, I choose to put it all to a test.