Tuesday, October 16th


“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? - Luke 12:22-26

Lord Jesus, you ask me why I worry about my money, my possessions, my health and my life? It is because I easily fall into the temptation that it all depends on me.  I cannot see you and hear your voice.  But the bills keep coming.  The doctor's reports are real hard data.   My AC still breaks and my transmission goes out costing me unexpected 1000's.  I still have relationship challenges, no, I mean problems.  The birds live with all kinds of challenges too but they cannot think ahead like I can.  They just live for today.  I get your truth; you take care of us both.  The birds cannot see or hear you either but they don't worry and enjoy their lives more than I do.  My problem is that I know too much and I think too much.  But it is also that I know too little and think too little - I think too little about your love, your promises to provide, your absolute control of all things.  Help me to live in the peace that you are taking care of me and mine so that I live in joy as a bright light of what you can do when you free a heart from worry.  AMEN

 "God will take care of you.  So, care less about everything."