Tuesday, February 12th


"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." - Jesus Christ, Matthew 6:31-33

 Dear Jesus, you lived the life that mattered most for all people and yet you never had much of this earth's security and goods. You never worried about it either and in your words above, you tell me that I can live with the same kind of faith filled abandon. I am ashamed that so often when the car breaks down or a I lose my job that I worry and fret over where my help will come from. I am also ashamed that when my job is great and the economy is good, that I put my hope in those earthly things rather than in our heavenly Father. Thank you for grace. Now, help me to seek your kingdom and your righteousness for me and all those around me. Help me to put their spiritual welfare above my worries about providing for myself. I have our Father to take care of me. Give me what you want me to have and help me to want only what you give me. All for my good and your glory. AMEN

 "Contentment is not getting what you want but is wanting what you have."