Sunday, July 10, 2016

Walking With Jesus or Worrying?

I tell you not to worry about your life. Don't worry about having something to eat, drink, or wear. Isn't life more than food or clothing? Look at the birds in the sky! They don't plant or harvest. They don't even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren't you worth much more than birds? Can worry make you live longer?  Why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow. They don't work hard to make their clothes.  But I tell you that Solomon with all his wealth wasn't as well clothed as one of them.  God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields, even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow. God will surely do even more for you! Why do you have such little faith? Don't worry and ask yourselves, “Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear?”  Only people who don't know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows you need all of these.   But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.

Matthew 6:25-33

The short version of these verses is this:  If you know God you will not worry about anything else!  Your worry is the convicting evidence that you don’t know the Lord!  So instead of trying not to worry, spend your time getting to know Jesus better and better every day.  As you do, the temptation to worry will grow weaker and weaker!

Knowing Jesus cancels the temptations of this world!  It is impossible to walk in intimate fellowship with the Son of God and worry about things in this world at the same time!  That does not mean that you close your eyes and pretend that the problems in this world are not there.  They do exist, but Your Lord and Savior has the power to deal with every one of them today!

“Lord Jesus, I confess that worrying and walking with You cannot happen at the same time.  So, I chose fellowship with You, my Lord and Savior.  Praise Your Holy Name.  Amen.”

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