Sparkin' Along

Monday, August 09, 2010

So far so good...
I am still on my "fast break," goals, taking an extra week on them to really get them down solid. I just posted my picture and quotes inspiration around my house. My fridge/pantry currently says "Christ is my provider, sustainer, and he is sufficient." This reminds me that ultimately I rely on Christ in times of comfort, distress, and provision....not food! I am always surprised at how I rely on food when I am bored, stressed, celebrating, tired, sad, or just overly hungry. Ultimately, at Matthew 6:25-24 says, I do not need to worry about or be concerned with food, clothes, or drink because God will provide these things for me in the measure I need them. The last verse which says "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own," reminds me that if I can live out my goals for just one day then I can live them out each day. A lifetime well lived focuses on the present moment. I know I can accomplish my goals and stick to them for one day!! Anyone can do that. So, one week is seven days, one month is made up of several weeks, and a year of several months...but all of these are made up of single days. Every day is a new day. Every day, one at a time, I will focus on achieving my goals. As I do this each day will add up into weeks or months or years...and I will have changed my life through Christ working in me.

Matthew 6: 25-34
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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look 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? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If 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, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. emoticon
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