Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stored Away in Barns

"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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  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?"  Matthew 6: 25 & 26

This is the first of a 4 part "Worry Wart" series.

Sowing, reaping and storing away - we all do this in some way or another - maybe with money, with food or even with friends.  In these verses Jesus is showing us that our life and our body is more important than food and clothing.  I think we can even go as far as to say that men and women are more important than their jobs/their occupation.  Jesus refers to us as "valuable" - we are much more valuable than the birds of the air.  God will provide and does provide.

Worry is a trust issue (a lack of trust).  Worry is definitely one of my weaknesses and I always feel ashamed after continuously worrying about something.  God is in control - not me - everything happens for a reason and He knows what that reason is.  In the long run, whatever happened or didn't happen is for our own good, whether we realize it at the time or not.  We can peacefully live knowing that God has it figured out.

Lord please help us this week as we try to trust instead of worry.

Part 2:  Lilies of the Field
Part 3:  Fields of Grass
Part 4:  Seek His Righteousness

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