Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Challenging Decision

"Why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies
of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you
that not even Soloman in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God loves clothes the grass of
the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not
much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"
Matthew 6:28-30

       This is a passage that I have been struggling with personally. I want to be able to not worry about what I am wearing, and to be able to pick out clothes much faster. I find that I can sit at my closet for 20min and still not know what to wear, why am I wasting this time on something that doesn't even matter that much? I could be using this time for reading God's word. Why can't I get over this challenging decision that realy shouldn't be that challenging?
       Not only just those verses but the entire section of Matthew 6:25-34 is really good for me. I especially love the last verse,

 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for
 tomorrow will worry about
 itself. Each day has
 enough trouble of its own"
 Matthew 6:34
      To me I can use this verse in everyday in my life, and not just about the clothes that I wear, but also the stress that comes with exams, or tests, or presentations, or jobs, anything. Even though verses 28-30 come to me as more of a challenge, I see that 6:34 is more of a comfort, and when I am stressed out, and this one shows up, then it always gives me that sense of relaxation.
      So today, I am thankful for God's word and for these verses especially, but I am also thankful for the small group that has brought these words to my attention again.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

One Page...

Tonight I have started a new book, it is called, "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" by Donald Miller. Sitting on my bed, I have started with the Author's Note in the front, which was only a page long, and I already interested and excited, I'm seeing and realizing the truth in short amount of words I have just read. If this is just the first page, then I have no idea what to expect for the rest of the book, but am I excited or what!!

So tonight I start this book, and I want to thank God for placing this book in my path to read, and my prayer is that with God here to help me, this book will challenge me and that I will not only take root to those words, but to the words of the bible.