Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Worry and idol

I notice lately how my worry can easily become my idols and sway me from seeking Him first.

For example...if I worry I don't have money, in my mind I can already think of so many different ways to make more.  Back up plans.

Yet, the most important is to sit before Him first.

To some, this might not be very practical.  For me, it is a way to train myself spiritually to rely fully on Him.

What a great reminder to myself as well.  Seek Him and His Kingdom first.

At times it might seem irresponsible or impractical to seek Him first.  Not sure what to say but if this is His Will, I will as well.

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. 
25 “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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 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? 31 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. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:24-34

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