On Matthew 6:25 and Giving it All to Him

I have been convicted by God's word.

He always does such things with perfect timing, doesn't He? Today I received a lot of stressful news in quick succession. Out of habit (more like desperation...) I opened my Bible, praying for a little bit of wisdom or some light encouragement. 

I've had my current Bible for about 8 years; it was a gift for my 11th birthday from my Grandma Ella. Throughout my time having it, I've scribbled verses I  liked on the title page and back pages occasionally. Today in particular, one on the title page caught my eye. I didn't remember what it was or what it said exactly, but I flipped through and found it:

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor bout your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"
                                                                                                       -Matthew 6:25
Um....wow. God spares no time in telling me how it is. It wasn't until that moment till I realized how materialistically-centered I was. Not materialistic, per say, but focused so much on the physical and the tangible in my life. 

How can I be so worried about my physical needs, my possessions, even my future, when it all really belongs to God? When He cares so much more about my relationship with Him than where the money for the things I need will come from?

There is a phrase I often hear my Dad repeat-- "It's all hay and stubble." I used to think it was silly until I realized the truth of the statement. God is in control. He will provide for our needs, but beyond that, earthly things mean little. 

Being on my own first time, studying in college, having to provide for my own needs, be financially responsible, and face my impending future tends to make my focus on other things fuzzy, I think. Being responsible for the nitty-gritty things of life can turn me from what's truly more important--giving it all to God and knowing He will work it out better than I ever could. 

I always wonder why I freak out so much when it will all work out according to God's will. I guess its human nature--something I, you, and everyone else that ever walked this planet struggles with. 

I'm not much of a photographer, but I think faith is a little like adjusting the focus settings on your camera. When you zoom in on God, His word, and being close to Him, everything else in the picture gets a fuzzier, little by little, until it's nothing but a blur. 

Sayonara!

Zoe 






2 comments:

  1. The Lord is so mindful of us...our minds need to be full of Him. The cares of this life do easily take our focus off our purpose. We must not allow this world to refocus our vision.

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  2. That is just the verse I needed to hear today!! Thank you for sharing :)

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Zoe. 22. Christian. Oregonian at present, Washingtonian at heart.
Always-wanderer, old book-collector, and coffee enthusiast.