Monday, March 3, 2014

Random Reflection #1

Scripture of the day: Matthew 6:24-34
24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon. 25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more  value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O  men of little  faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' 32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. 34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.

LET GO OF YOUR NEEDLESS WORRIES. That's what I took home and what I wrote in my heart today from church. To worry is normal because we are mere humans, we were created that way by God, but when we soak up ourselves too much from all our worries, it leads to despair and depression. Truthfully, to worry is unnecessary and it strips us away from trusting in God's goodness and faithfulness to us. So if that's the case, then why did God had to incorporate this kind of state of mind in humans? For me, more than being anxious, He wants us to trust in Him fully. He wants us to have hope and confidence that He is all good and He loves us very much. He cares even for the creatures beneath us like the birds and the flowers so imagine how much more love and concern He has for us, His children. To worry is to doubt in God's divine providence. Next time we worry, let us not dwell on it too much. Let's try to overcome it quickly. Let us do what needs to be done and then leave it all up to the Lord. If He answers our prayers, it means our will is coherent to His will. But if not, then He might have something better for us. Cheer up! Positivity must be our best buddy. 

Honestly, like all of you, I have my own anxieties whom I only share to certain people in my life. I am at a stage where sometimes I end up in oblivion. Confused on what is going on in my roller coaster kind of life. However, one way I lessen my worrying is I seek counsel and wisdom from people who can lovingly and spiritually help me. There is our church who gives free counseling. There is my family who has my back and my best interest in life. There is our community, CFC, whom I can always count on as my spiritual warriors. I have my friends who make me feel better. And lastly, my husband, who helps me carry my load and assures me that everything will be fine as long as we have each other. I'm grateful and blessed to be surrounded by people who keeps me sane. 

I prayerfully hope that God will take us out of all of our worries and give us peace of mind. 

It's way past my bedtime now and I worry for my poor dark under eye circles and what craziness is waiting at work tomorrow on a Monday! Pfff! That's an example of needless worry. hahaha. What I need is sleep. Goodnight dear readers!   


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