Monday, 22 October 2012

Do Not Worry

Like I have said before, our life has been pretty hectic and crazy lately.  
It has also been very costly. 

We currently have two mortgages to pay while we try to sell our house ( please pray for us that the right people will come and see and buy soon),  we are renovating our new house( which always has unexpected hiccups that require more money), and hubby has a new job that pays substantially less but will bring him much joy.  

We feel like we have been following God's direction in our lives. It hasn't been easy. There have been a lot of hard times where we questioned if we had done what was right, but we do feel God's hand guiding us.  Its not always smooth sailing when walking the path he has for us.  And even though I know that we are following God I find myself worrying about the future, about finances, and really about almost anything I can possibly worry about. ( My mom always called me a worry wart) 

Anyway, I was reminded today of this teaching of Jesus. I have read this before but it always resonates with my heart and soul every time God brings it back to my attention. It really fits where we are at and it gives me peace.  

I hope that it touches you and brings you comfort and peace. 
God Bless. 

 “Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life, what you’ll eat or what you’ll drink, or about your body, what you’ll wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they are?  Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life?
 And why do you worry about clothes? Notice how the lilies in the field grow. They don’t wear themselves out with work, and they don’t spin cloth. But I say to you that even Solomon in all of his splendor wasn’t dressed like one of these.  If God dresses grass in the field so beautifully, even though it’s alive today and tomorrow it’s thrown into the furnace, won’t God do much more for you, you people of weak faith?  Therefore, don’t worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’  Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  Instead, desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34 (emphasis added)

A beautiful little one stopping to smell the flowers. 
Did you know that lilies are rare in that when they cross pollinate they do not make flowers like they did before.  When you mix a red lilly with a white lilly you end up with a large amount of possibilities, it could be a white flower with red spots, or red with white spots, or red with white tips, etc.  Most flowers when you mix red and white you get red or white.  Lilies are unique, and come in almost any range of possibilities.  My dad has spent many years "playing" with them and has thousands in his garden, each unique and beautiful.   God is amazing.

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