“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow.

They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even
Solomon in all his splendor was dressed
like one of these. …Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6:28 & 34
OK…I know the picture isn’t lillies…but it does remind me of Spring!!
I have always liked these verses in Matthew 6.  The entire chapter of Matthew 6 is one that I find very extremely…I cannot think of the word…not necessarily comforting, but certainly useful.  I love the fact that it reminds me I do not need to worry.  It reminds me that prayer, fasting and giving to the needy do not need to be done in public displays.  There is just something about Matthew 6…if you haven’t read the entire chapter for yourself…read it here; you might find it helpful to you too!
We have made it through Lent…everything about my Easter Sunday was beautiful…now it is Easter Monday.  It is also back to work and school for a lot of us.  As I think about what all needs to be done today and in the next two weeks, these verses from Matthew remind me that I do not need to worry.  While I usually work 10-15 hours a week, I will work a lot more than that this week and next since I have 2 big projects that I need to finish and one involves working on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday until noon or so.  There is much work to complete before the events…but, I am only one person.  I will do my best to get it done, but I am going to try NOT to worry about it.
I continue my job search, since my current job will be eliminated at the end of the semester.  I am trying not to worry about that either!  After all, I am not in control of the big picture…sometimes I think I am not even in control of the little picture!! 🙂  So, I am trying to leave it all in His hands, for Him to deal with…makes more sense than me worrying about it!  Don’t you think!?!  What about you?  Are you letting something go and NOT worrying…it is actually very freeing!  It takes constant practice and something that I have to do over and over…sometimes multiple times a day.  Try it and read Matthew 6.

It IS Monday…
26. spring flowers that are blooming.
27. a beautiful weekend. (I have probably said that before!)
28. a tearful Thursday, that led to an understanding.
29. friends that included us for Easter dinner.
30. a son that called on Easter Sunday.
31. the Christian home in which I was raised.
32. the Christian husband God sent my way almost 30 years ago.
33. an uncertain job search.
34. the lessons I am learning from the job search.
35. the courage to return to school.

holy experience


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