For the past 12 days I have been writing down “one” appointment (per day) that I have made with God. It’s been interesting to see how difficult it can be to take the time (each day) to look for Him. I thought that it would be a simple thing to do, but in reality, it’s been very difficult.
I’ve had to make the time.
Each day I open my Bible and read, but yesterday I was so busy working that in the afternoon I went outside and started looking for Him. I went and sat by a tree to see if I could see something grand. Then I went and sat in my car, and turned on my radio… thinking a song would come on that would give me something to think about. I called a friend to see if the friend had something brilliant to share. I felt like I was on that game show, “Cash Cab” and I was looking for a friend to give me an answer to a question that I didn’t seem to know the answer to.
By the end of the day I was exhausted and fell right to sleep worrying that I missed something wonderful!
This morning when I woke up I realized that God was with me yesterday, but that I was looking in all the wrong places. My husband arrived home safely from work. All my children were fine. My bills that were due yesterday, were paid, and I was able to eat three meals, and was blessed to sleep in a comfortable, warm bed.
Sometimes I forget how simple God is. He gave me all I needed for yesterday, and I was looking for more.
25 “So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life―whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn’t life consist of more than food and clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Or course not. 26 “And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you? You have so little faith! 31 “So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. 32 Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, 33 and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. 34 “So, don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6: 25-34
Onward by Faith!