Why Do You Worry?

“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? Look 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?
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If 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?
So 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. 
Matthew 6:25-33 (NIV)

Wait, what?  I don’t have to worry?

You got it.  Jesus specifically told you, “Don’t Worry.” Read it in another translation:

 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,  yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Matthew 6:25-33 (NLT)

 

Don’t Worry About Anything, Pray About Everything

Philippians 4:6 (TLB)

In nothing be anxious,

but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving,

let your requests be made known to God. 

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,

will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:6-7 (WEB)

Wait, what?  Are you saying that I can choose to not worry?

Yes, you can choose to not worry.

Don’t worry about anything;

instead, pray about everything.

Tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. 

If you do this, you will experience God’s peace,

which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.

His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest

as you trust in Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:6-7 (TLB)

 

“Make My Heart Undivided”

Psalm 86:11 (WEB)

Teach me your way, Yahweh. I will walk in your truth.

Make my heart undivided to fear your name.

Meditate, think, contemplate…on Psalm 86:11

Teach me your way, Yahweh. I will walk in your truth.

Make my heart undivided to fear your name.

Contemplation is silence in the presence of God.  

“My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
    for my expectation is from him.Psalm 62:5
Simply wait in silent expectation for God alone .  

Grace be with you. Selah

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Paths of Love and Truth

Psalm 25:10 (WEB)

All the paths of Yahweh are lovingkindness and truth

To such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Meditate, think, contemplate…on Psalm 25:10

All the paths of Yahweh are lovingkindness and truth

To such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Contemplation is silence in the presence of God.  

“My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
    for my expectation is from him.Psalm 62:5
Simply wait in silent expectation for God alone .  

Grace be with you. Selah

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Teach Me Humility

Psalm 25:9 (WEB)

He will guide the humble in justice. He will teach the humble his way.

Meditate, think, contemplate…on Psalm 25:9

He will guide the humble in justice. He will teach the humble his way.

Contemplation is silence in the presence of God.  

“My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
    for my expectation is from him.Psalm 62:5
Simply wait in silent expectation for God alone .  

Grace be with you. Selah

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I Wait for You

Psalm 25:5 (WEB)

Guide me in your truth, and teach me,

For you are the God of my salvation,

I wait for you all day long.

Meditate, think, contemplate…on Psalm 25:5

Guide me in your truth, and teach me,

For you are the God of my salvation,

I wait for you all day long.

Contemplation is silence in the presence of God.  

“My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
    for my expectation is from him.Psalm 62:5
Simply wait in silent expectation for God alone .  

Grace be with you. Selah

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“Show Me Your Ways”

Psalm 25:4 (WEB)

Show me your ways, Yahweh. Teach me your paths.

Meditate, think, contemplate…on Psalm 25:4

Show me your ways, Yahweh. Teach me your paths.

Contemplation is silence in the presence of God.  

“My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
    for my expectation is from him.Psalm 62:5
Simply wait in silent expectation for God alone .  

Grace be with you. Selah

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