Summary: This sermon is to enlighten us about the effects of being worried.
Tonight I want to use for a topic. Don’t worry be happy. We live in a society that dictates. We worry about our jobs, our children, our spouses and so many other things. But, the word of God tells us not to worry. Today we will examine the text to determine what the word of God tells us abut worrying.
The 1st point I want to emphasize is that you can’t serve two masters. That means if we love God we need to worship him only. Tell your neighbor, you can serve two masters. We can’t put anything or anyone above God. Let me explain it this way. Some people worship their cars. They wash it everyday. They put it in the garage. They have a fit if somebody dings it. They take up three parking spaces so no one will park next to it. They put in alarm in it. They won’t let anybody else drive it. God forbid you ask them for a ride, it’s almost as if you committed a crime. They start thinking of all kinds of excuses. You can’t eat in it, or drink in it. That car is their most prize possession. Don’t miss construe what I am saying, nothing wrong with having a nice car and keeping it clean, but I am talking about is obsession. They are devoted to that car, they can’t drive it in the rain. They spend hours on in keeping it clean. But, can’t spend two hours in church on Sunday worshipping God. That’s just not the way it should be. Verse 25 tells us not to worry about our life or what we will drink; or about what to war. That means we shouldn’t spend two hours getting dressed. Some of us worry more about our outer appearance than we should. Yes, we should dress nice and look good. But we shouldn’t let it consume us. We should be more concerned about our spiritual man. The bible says or better yet the words of Christ tells us that we can not add a day to our lives by worrying as a matter of fact worry can cause ulcers, high blood pressure and all kinds of ailments that can detract from your life. God takes care of the birds and he will take care of you also. We as humans are more valuable than the birds. The words of Christ tells us not to worry about clothes. He compares it with the lilies of the filed, they do not labor yet they are beautiful to look upon. The word of God tells us that even though Solomon was a splendid dress, that he couldn’t compare with the lilies. The bible also stresses that we need to have faith. And we all know what faith is. Or at least we should and just in case you don’t Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hope for and the evidence of things unseen. You see faith is being able to wake up in the morning drive your car to work and expect if to still be three when you get off. Faith is knowing your house will still be there at the end of the day. You have to know that God’s got your back.
It’s amazing how God works. If you remember my last sermon. I said that God’s got the power. I also foolishly invited Satan to mess with me, and you know what? He did. But, when he came, I didn’t want to fight, I wanted to run. I was ready to throw in the towel. But guess what? God had a ram in the bush. I called my friend Sheila and she wasn’t around. So I called Pastor. He reminded me of my purpose. So I stayed and did what was right. That’s how I got this sermon title. Because I was worried and all stressed out.
But, I know that God will not put more on us than we can bare, but we have to learn to believe that. We have to stop quoting scriptures, but start living them.
Verse 32 tells us that Pagans the uncharted, the sinners, run after things, but God knows what we need and if we trust in him, he will provide.
That brings me to the meat of the sermon. Point #2 We must seek God first. The word seek means to seek; to go after; to strive; to pursue; to desire; to aim at; to sear for; to endeavor to get. The believer’s life is not to be preoccupied with material things, as necessary as some things are. The believer’s life is first of all to be seeking after the kingdom of God and His righteousness. We are to look to God first an all our needs will be provided for. The reason we have so many worries is because we’re seeking everything but god first. We are too concerned about what does the bank account say, what does the doctor say, what does the horoscope say, what does the boss say. We need to be concerned about what God wants us to do and be an d then, and only then, can we have the right perspective on our lives. This means time for prayer and reading the word. We will put God first in every week, attending the house of God faithfully. It means sincerely desiring to grow in the Lord by making spiritual investments in our lives. We need to put God first. We need to put God first in our choices, making no decisions that would leave God out.