Here is what our new housemate- Grandpa Joe as we have nicknamed him- prayed for Mike last night as they finished up a moving marathon:
“As you are in this transitional season, don’t see it as a time of lack. Instead, seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and you will be the richest family in the world.”
Yeah, I’ld say we’re in the right spot.
I looked up the context of that verse Joe threw in- it’s Matthew 6:33– and it’s at the end of a little discourse by Jesus in which He admonishes us not to worry about what we have:
“25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
So, here’s to not worrying. Here’s to seeking first the Kingdom of God, to buying gold refined in the fire of love, and to seeing all these other external necessities be provided for in time.
Who’s with me??