Thursday, November 29, 2012
Stuff and Things
With the holidays being upon us and the Fiscal Cliff fast approaching I think it is safe to say that most people have money or something related to money on their mind. We need to remember to stand on our faith and put it in God's hands and He will provide. Worrying and dwelling on something is not going to make any difference, but God can and will. It is very difficult to let go of these things for most people because money is a necessity in our society and lives. Instead of thinking about how you need money, what you will eat, or how you will finish shopping we should use that time and energy focusing on the word of God because He will provide for those who strive to serve Him.
Luke 12:24-31 (NIV)
22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 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! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.