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25 Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing? Matt 6:25 AMPC
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. Matt 6:33 AMPC
This is a peek into my heart as we were waiting to be approved by a Homeowners Association (HOA) in order to move. The place we were currently living in was being sold. We had days left and had heard nothing. The scriptures above brought me peace during that time.
I have been so worried. Watching the days pass and hearing nothing from the HOA about our application. Don’t they understand? I have a sweet baby and we need somewhere to live! My mind has been filled with questions as I pack boxes and tear tape. Why is this taking so long? What if they reject the application? I haven’t dared to utter that last question, but in my heart, I wonder. What if?
If they do reject our application, will God be surprised? Will He be frantically scurrying to provide exactly what we need? Will He be out of answers and shrug His shoulders in nonchalant bewilderment? NO NO NO! Whatever is on my long list of concerns, the Bible says in verse 32 that ‘my Heavenly Father KNOWS WELL that I need them all’. God is intimately aware and acquainted with my needs. HE KNOWS!
I have been perpetually uneasy, on the edge of my seat, tummy in knots while I pack and wait. We hope to move this weekend. We have to move this weekend. And we still have heard nothing.
God knows exactly what I need. He knows who is on the Association Board. He knows where each one of them is even as I write. He is never late. He is never lacking. He has already made provisions for EVERY SINGLE ONE of my needs. I need to trust that. I choose to rest in that.
My sole concern, the only thing I push for should be to live a life that is pleasing to God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. So I need to stop being distracted by what I can’t control and focus on God… On His absolute goodness, faithfulness, love and power! He is more powerful than any Board of flesh. Regardless of what happens, I have life. Life in Christ. There is nothing more valuable than that.
So today I put down worry and I choose God’s Kingdom and Righteousness. To live a life of faith today. Each moment entrusting my needs to the One who cares for me in ways I have yet to fathom.
Love & Blessings,