How differently would you live?

January 14th, 2016

How differently would you live if you didn’t have to worry about the future? If you had money, food, housing, clothes and all your needs provided for, would you do things differently?

Would you launch out and start a new ministry? Would you live as a missionary in another place? Would you focus more on God and His mission for you? Would you start a shelter, a drop in centre, a church?

Let us have a look at Matthew 6:25-33…

““That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew‬ ‭6:25-34‬ ‭NLT)

Now that you have that promise from God for provision, ask your self those questions again, but with God involved…

Dear God, I thank You that You have promised to provide for all my needs as I seek first Your Kingdom and its righteousness. I am sorry that at times I worry about the things of the world and do not trust You fully. What do You want me to do next? Where do You want me to go? What do You want me to be? Who do You want me to reach? Please speak to me and show me what I need to do. I ask in Jesus name, Amen.