Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2010! We have no idea what is ahead for any of us this year. Like the football teams that will suit up, some will win and some will lose. So with us, some of us might lose weight! Some of us might not! Some of us might launch out on a new journey that we do not see yet. Some of us might not make it to 2011. We do not know. Their are many variables.
Aren't you glad we do not have to worry about the variables? They are not really in our control. Our God, in Jesus Christ, is in control and waiting at each variable we will experience. We are not like those that are without Christ ... we are not like those that have no hope
Christians should be among the most "reckless" in the world. Our lives should not be marked by fear of the unknown. Today is our opportunity to turn over to God in reckless abandon. Today is a day for trust and stepping forward with no fear.
Today was never in our control. Today was always a gift. Tomorrow is in Someone else's control and we can trust Him.
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 important than food, and the body more important 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 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies 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, O 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.
DevoLink will begin again on January 4th ... God willing! :)
DevoLink: Devotions to help you Link with God.