Thursday, February 14, 2008

SOnTheM 31

"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 important than food, and the body more important 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies 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, O you of little faith?"
Matthew 6:25-30

Now that I'm married, it's much harder to do this than it used to be. I never used to find myself worrying about stuff. I knew that God would take care of me. I still know that. It's just harder sometimes, because I care so much for my wife, and I want her to be taken care of, even if I'm not.
This reminds me of a particular moment in my life. I don't remember specific moments very much, but this one will stand out for all time. It was a Sunday morning, in September of 2003. I graduated from North Greenville the previous May, worked all summer at Awanita, and was staying at home with my parents while waiting to move to Spartanburg for a particular job that I was very excited about. Well, before church, I went to check my email, and got a message from the person who would be my boss, and he said that he wasn't able to hire me on because of budget issues (OH WHAT COULD WE DO IF WE LIVED ON FAITH AND DIDN'T BASE ALL OF OUR DECISIONS ON BUDGETS!!!). Anyway, I had planned on taking this job for several months at that point, and so I didn't know what I was going to do. And what was worse, I had to tell my parents, and had to tell Sarah.
Well, during church that morning, we sang a song entitled "Made Me Glad." During that song, God completely reassured me that He had His hand on me, and that I didn't need to worry about anything. He was already planning to take care of it. Since that morning, I have had total confidence that God is going to take care of us, even when we don't know what to do.

May you live today without worry of what will come. May you instead focus on what God has in front of you, so you may succeed in obedience to Him, without concern of what tomorrow may bring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is your mother. I am awfully glad you shared this on your blog--otherwise I may never have known it happened! I would really love to know a whole lot more about my really amazing son and what God has taught him. I love you.