Sunday, May 6th


"Do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own."  Matthew 6:32-34

Dear Jesus, I love these words that you spoke in the Sermon on the Moun t.  I know you lived them perfectly so when I fail by worrying about my bills or fretting over the loss of some possession, I am comforted that your life covers mine and I am righteous by faith.  Then, I am free to practice what you  preach here.  I can pursue the peace of righteousness as a member of your kingdom instead of anxiously trying to make you work for me in mine.  Help me seek your kingdom for me and others today and help me to relax because there is nothing to worry about in regard to provisions for me and my family.  AMEN

We cannot choose how long we will live.  But by grace we can choose how carefree we will live.

Additional Readings: Matthew 19:28-30, Psalm 37