What I'm trying to do here is get you to relax, not to be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God's giving. Luke 12:29-31We fill our days with to do lists, wants, needs, and worries about tomorrow. We need to make more money so we can get more stuff and do more things. Realistically, many of us our concerned about paying the bills and putting food on the table and not so much about keeping up with the Joneses, but that is always there, too. Wouldn't it be nice to have this? Wouldn't it be nice to go there? Do we have enough? Do we do enough? Can we get enough?
We watch tv and want to get all the things and go all the places. We flip through magazines or pinterest and wish our living spaces looked so coordinated, organized and clean.
Why? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why is it so difficult to believe, to know, that our needs will be met? To have faith in God's giving?
We work ourselves up over bills and groceries, wants and needs. We need to make sure we have more than what we need, just in case.
What would happen if we stepped out in faith that God will provide for our needs? We might just experience some everyday miracles.
In my life, it seems, when my needs are the biggest, so are my blessings.
When a need arises or a crisis happens in our lives, an abundance of blessings flows our way. From finding a replacement item in a thrift store for only a few dollars; to a family member blessing us with a loan to rebuild the outer wall of our house; to a friend mentioning they have exactly what we need, whether it be an item we're looking for or a skill that will help us out, God always sends us what we need somehow. We just need to relax and let God work in our lives.
In my experience, the less I stress, the more open I am to God's bounteous giving.
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