Monday, July 25, 2011

Matthew 6:25-34 Do not worry!

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.

These are the words of Jesus. The thing that really upsets me the most is my own worry! I can not control the sale of our house. I hear only bad news from many people about the market right now. It is like being one of the spies that went to check out the promise land. Many voices saying "there are giants in the land"! But my heart feels like melting from fear! And I do not want to have such a weak faith. I really feel like we made the right choice in moving. I look forward to our new house. And I need to just put all my thoughts on today. To worry about tomorrow is sin! OK there are giants in the My God can move a mountain, he is mighty to God's mighty to save! So my mom told me to not think about the sale of our house for at least one week. Good advise! And I think I need to give it at least 2 weeks...2 weeks rest! There really isn't anything I can do about it now, so I'm going to try to forget it for now. And when I start to fear, I'm going to try to remember what Jesus said. You can not add a day to your own not worry!

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