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ďTherefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the dayís own trouble be sufficient for the day.
If God takes care of the lilies of the field or the grass in the field wonít he take good care of us, too. That means you can take care of today and not worry about tomorrow for it is in Godís hand. Jesus is telling us to relax and place all our cares and everyday worries in his hands and he will take care of them for us.
Because we can relax and allow Jesus to take care of everything for us, we can then seek the kingdom of God in our in our lives. The first thing for us to do is to believe in the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ then all these things will be our. The text says: 33* But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
If we are in Godís kingdom, then all the worries about what we shall eat, drink and wear will be taken care of for us. We need to first seek his righteous, then all these things will be taken care of for us.
Jesus to telling us not to worry about the future and fret over the past, but be in the moment of today, that is enough for us to take care of along with Jesus.
A poem says it well:
"Why Worry About Tomorrow?"
Why worry about tomorrow
And the rising of the sun,
Of anguish over past mistakes
That cannot be undone?
Why waste lifeís precious moments
On things that bruise the heart
When today is ours to fashion
Into a work of art?
Today comes but once, my friend,
It never can return--
So use it wisely while you can,
Thereís a lesson you may learn.
Let history record the past
And tomorrow come what may.
Be content to do your best
With what you have today!
Poet: Clay Harrison
We need to live in this moment allowing the past to be the past and the future to be the future. We need to live for today, be content with what God has provided for us today.
But that is difficult for us to live with contentment as seen by the business man in the following story:
One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.
About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family.
"You arenít going to catch many fish that way," said the businessman to the fisherman, "you should be working rather than lying on the beach!"
The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, "And what will my reward be?" "Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!" was the businessmanís answer.
"And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman, still smiling.
The businessman replied, "You will make money and youíll be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!"
"And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman again. The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fishermanís
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