Mar 23, 2011

Do not be anxious about your life

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.  2 Corinthians 9:8-10 ESV 

I hear this over and over again, almost daily, and it's so true.  If you sow seeds of good, you will be blessed in abundance.  By living your life for the welfare of and love towards other people, you will begin to forget any transgression, hurt or injustice brought against you, allowing yourself to be free of fear, worry and pain.  Seeing everyone through the eyes of love not only works out for us personally but more so for the person you're looking at.  Focus on how others may feel or what might be going on in their life and offer love, support and hope.

 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? ...  Luke 12:22-31 ESV

I love this verse because when I start to worry about any aspect of my life: career, relationships, family, finances, and so on, I read it and remember that God will provide, no matter what.  Sometimes I get caught up in this big world and forget that I am not the world's.  I'm a child of His, and he never disappoints.  He's always there, moving and shaking behind the scenes.  Whether it be something as literal as shelter or food, or something that can be as simple and complicated like an answer, revelation, or peace of mind, he will provide it.  Just seeking him out, leaning on him and asking for his interaction in my life has helped me tremendously, regardless if the situation or circumstance was something petty or something dire.  
Take the saying "If you don't ask you can't receive" to heart and ask Him for any help or support you may need.  It's helped me out and that's why I post about all this stuff!

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