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Friday, August 08 2014
Not To Worry
Friday, August 8, 2014
       I don’t know about you but with me when I dive into a shaved ice goodie, it doesn’t take very long before I get chest or brain freeze. The problem with me is that I get brain freeze often, even when I’m not indulging in a cold treat. Such was the case yesterday. I just could not come up with a topic for today’s blog that I felt comfortable with. Brain freeze! When I was in the radio ministry, I used to marvel at other radio ministers I knew who could just step up to a microphone and start gabbing away. In my case, I had to write my script, much like I do now in this blog, and not employ it until I felt confident that was what I really wanted to say. Since my brain still functions the same way, I felt uneasy last night that I was not comfortable with any topic for today. I confess that, because of it, I worried about it all night. Then when I got up this morning and read again Jesus’ sermon on the mount, it hit me. It reminded me of the corny line about the fellow who said, “I didn’t know what a baseball was, and then it hit me.” Sorry, corny guys can’t resist corny jokes. Anyhow, Jesus’ words reminded me that I was worrying more than I should have on something He would help me with, whether I worried or not.
       You know, you can tell a lot about people by how much worrying they do or what things they most worry about. In Matthew, Chapter 6, Jesus taught that, as God’s children, we should not worry about what we will eat, drink, or wear, and pointed to the birds of the air. I don’t recall ever seeing a skinny sparrow, do you? Do you think they ever worry where their next meal will come from? And if you say its because they have a bird brain, perhaps it wouldn’t be such a bad thing if we also had a bird brain. In a favorite bible verse of mine, Christ said: “But seek first God’s Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Mt. 6:33) He simply meant, “You focus on living right, and I’ll take care of your daily needs.” As I mention often, one thing I really delight in is that I can always tell those who approach me with a prayer petition or concern that everything is going to be alright. It is more than just a pep talk, it is the truth, and I didn’t say it, the Lord did. Did He not promise He will never leave us or forsake us? You bet!
       So today, if you have been worrying about anything, don’t forget Who watches over us and helps us every day. Trust Him and rest upon His promises. Remember, everything is going to be alright. I’m not customarily a name dropper, but someone near and dear to me said recently, “We may not have everything we want, but in Christ we have everything we need.” Now lets move on to more important things. Have a great weekend!
Memory verse for the week: (1 John 5:13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.
PS: Don’t forget the movie, “Heaven Is For Real” tonight at 7 PM at the church. Its free and it’s a great movie. Hope to see you then.
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