Do Not Worry!

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There is something so tranquil to me about vacationing by cruising. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become spoiled and upgraded my cabin from the inside, darn near the boiler room, (LOL) to a cabin with a balcony. Sitting on the balcony, sailing along the Caribbean Sea, and looking up at the sky is a very spiritual experience for me.

On my most recent cruise, and feeling overwhelmed by all of the things that I’d like to do, I remember talking to God and Matthew 6:33 dropped into my spirit. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” That scripture stayed with me as I tried to understand it’s true meaning. The meaning beneath the surface. So I studied and here’s the product of my time with God.

The first thing I realized, is that Matt 6:33 is part of a passage of scripture that provides great comfort if I internalize it. It’s 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? 26Look 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? 27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your lifee ?

28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If 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? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

One thing that is very special about these scriptures is that the Words are spoken by Jesus.  So let’s read it again, but this time, substitute “Jesus” for “I” and substitute “me/my/I” for “you”. Make it personal. Because it is personal. He’s talking to YOU!

 

25“Therefore Jesus tells me, do not worry about my life, what I will eat or drink; or about my body, what I will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet my heavenly Father feeds them. Am I not much more valuable than they? 27Can I by worrying add a single hour to my lifee ?

28“And why do I worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet Jesus tells me that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If 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 meme of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall I eat?’ or ‘What shall I drink?’ or ‘What shall I wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and my heavenly Father knows that I need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to me as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

The key to living a worry free life is making sure that I’m seeking after God. His kingdom. His love. His way. His righteousness. Allowing Him to place His desires in my heart. Pursuing those things that are above me. Heaven. And when I do this, then the things that have me stressed out will take care of themselves. He promises me that those things that I desire will be added to me. Given to me. I just have to learn to rest in that promise.

And so do you! And if you’ve learned it, then hallelujah! Hold on to it!

Be Blessed and Have a Fantastic Day!

Monica

– I am not a preacher, minister, evangelist, etc. I am just a woman with a heart for God.

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