Monday, January 25, 2010

The Sunrise of my Life

Matthew 6

Just recently my finacial situation had me in fierce, angry tears. I was worrying about college, the rest of my high school career, and my freedom (which could have a farely hefty sum). But, at this very moment I am at peace. I'm at peace with everything, and it all has to do with Jesus. Our computer is in front of a window, and if you sit there at around 6:30 to around 7am there is the most BEAUTIFUL sunrise. God's creation at it's finest...a vast open air of colors and unlimited possibilites, because with this sunrise comes a new day. And, I know...for sure, that this sunrise is for me, because I know that a new day is meant for me.

In Mattew 6 God talks about fasting, the treasures in heaven, giving to the needy; but he also lays out something very special. To me, it sounds like a command, or some sort of law...he says. "don't worry". It sounds so incredibly easy...but how many people follow it. It's clear to me that people aren't praying, and why optimism is at an all time low....because, we aren't following his command. He said DON'T WORRY! He said it, he meant it.

Find the sunrise of your life, find your brand new day...and when you have it, don't destroy it by hanging on to depression and hoplessness.

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will weat. 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 Soloman 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? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' of '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. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough touble of its own."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting...I needed to read that today