I keep saying this. I believe Jesus is the most wonderful human being that ever walked this earth. I love reading His words. Those things that are his exact speech in the Bible are always uplifting, worth reading and fun! 😂
I get worried every now and then about things and people and situations. Today I was worried about my future. I took out my note book and began to scribble things. I was thinking long and hard about my future. Then I got tired and wrote the word “confused”.
My own thoughts and plans had started to confuse me. How sway.
I went to where I always go to in times like this – the Bible. And I found choice words from Jesus in Matthew 6. 25 to 34 and expounded the text word for word. It gave me such great joy.
6.25 says – do not worry about your life in its entirety. God has got your whole life snatched! lol. My words not His 😂. What you will eat or drink. Do not even worry about your body – what you will put on. Is life not more than food? And the body more than clothing? Good questions Jesus. Life is indeed more than food and the body alot more than clothing. We are so concerned about the basics yet life is so much more than these things. These are the things that make people wake up early in the morning and sleep late at night. We want to eat, feed others, dress well. We are so concerned about day to day living!
6.26 Consider the birds. Look at the birds of the air – Jesus said. They neither sow nor reap nor gather up in barns. 🤔 Birds are not involved in weekly or monthly shopping. They dont farm. They dont buy food. They dont refrigerate things and they dont have pantries or kitchen cabinets. Yet our heavenly father feeds them. We only heard of angry birds never a hungry bird! Is your life not more valuable than these? Honestly, do you consider yourself more valuable than a bird? You should if you dont because you are the apple of God’s eye. Also, why would you consider yourself equal to or less than a chicken or a pigeon? Just dont.
6.27 is where I found the most humour.Jesus asks, Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If worrying made people tall Im sure some of us would be named Goliath😅. What Jesus is asking us is to do a little research on our worries. Have they ever helped us in any way? I think not! Worry has no benefit. Really.
6.28 – 30 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
I love nature! I love how God has dressed this world in beauty and spleandour that man cannot copy or emulate. The wealthiest man in history – Solomon never made one flower or created such beauty to reflect or compete with the work of God. Even the best fabric does not compare to God’s artistry. If God does this to things which to him have no meaning, here today gone tommorow, how much more will he do for those whose minds and hearts he purposely set out to win since the beginning of time.
Man, makes me want to throw out all my clothes and wait on God to bring the designer labels! 😆
6.31 emphasizes yet again, do not worry about superficial things!
6.32 is profound. It says that it is not christ like to think about these things. It doesnt look good on us. This is behavior for people who have no God, the gentiles. We however have a father who already knows that we need these things to survive! He is ready to supply. It is not for us to keep searching. Yuko tayari kutupatia vitu hivi na kutimiza mahitaji yetu.
6.33 Shifts our focus to the important thing. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL these things SHALL be added unto you. When we focus on the kingdom, Gods plan, His purpose and agenda, His will, everything will be given us.
6.34 Do not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own troubles.
I hope these verses put things in perspective for you, whatever you’re going through.