"'For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on . . . Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns, and your Heavenly Father Feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry . . . for your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.'" (Matthew 6:25-33)
Monday, September 6, 2010
Anniversary, Shingles, Tuition and Trust
One year ago today, I got married! To celebrate our anniversary, I "bought" Jordan new shingles for the roof and he "bought" my tuition for the semester. Yikes! That sounds awful responsible and grown-up and practical. (To offset all that, we are going to travel to the "big city" for dinner and a movie tonight.)
But in all honesty, at the price of shingles and tuition, we couldn't afford to do much more. In fact, the price of shingles and tuition on top of our other monthly expenses has had me fretting the last couple of days. We've got enough to pay for it all . . . and yet, I still worry. What if . . .? And what if . . . ?
Worrying about money - where it's going to come from - has always been a struggle for me. I was reminded in my devotions this morning about "The Cure for Anxiety".
Amazing how we so often doubt the provision of the Lord, isn't it? And why? Has He ever given us a reason to doubt that He'll provide what we need? I know He's never failed me. The Lord takes care of the birds and the flowers . . . and we are worth so much more than they are!
The following link is another Jon Foreman favorite of mine. It's a wonderful reminder of the Lord's love and provision for us - taken right from Scripture. May it be our prayer every day as we trust the Lord to give us all that we need and as we seek His kingdom and righteousness.