I am demolishing a patio cover today. The work is going rather smoothly and I am enjoying myself on such a beautiful day. As I was taking down the rafters I noticed something unusual. When I took a closer look I had noticed that behind one of the pieces of wood I was ripping out was a couple of nuts. I started to laugh and had a quick thought of our current pandemic. Many of us had ran out and purchased all kinds of necessities just to see us through this mess, but we left many people without! Instead of trusting that God would provide for us we took it upon ourselves to prepare our own storehouse making sure it was packed to the brim with toilet paper! How silly we act when something bad happens and how still God is through it all. Matthew 6 verses 19 through 21. do not store up for yourselves treasures on Earth where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6 verses 25 through 34. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about the body, what you will wear. is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 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? who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? and why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the Field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. if that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire oh, will he not much more clothe you, oh you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts