Sunday, June 12, 2011

Worrying is for the birds

Like I said in a previous post, I was thinking of ways to "spice up my blog" a bit, if you will.  I'm not someone who will normally 'force' a post- I feel like it makes for a very boring piece to read, and -as I've said before- I won't write something that I wouldn't want to read, so there have been times where I won't come up with a post for days. 

This is all well and good, and I'm not ashamed or anything, but I'm also the type of person who feels most comfortable with a pen and paper in front of me, or -as it is in this day and age- a computer screen and keyboard in front of me.  I sometimes just want to sit in front of the computer even if I have nothing to say.

So, what to do about this predicament?  I've decided to designate certain days to certain subjects.  Today, for example, is Sunday.  Being a Christian, I thought I would designate Sundays to my devotionals.  I'll have something for the other days, too, with one day being specifically for a normal "Boystown" post.

I just thought I would let you all know because I'm considerate like that.

*Cue audience laughing hysterically*

Anyways, here's today's devotional:

Matthew 6:25-34

New International Version (NIV)
Do Not Worry
    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[a]?   

Every time we have a tough time money-wise, or I miss Corey because of how much he works, I can't help but think,"If God would just make them see the light and promote him, things would be better."  And then my mind wanders into 'What if' territory: What if next month we don't have enough money for all our bills?  What if our only car has another issue and we don't have the money to fix it?

Sometimes its hard to see past the 'what ifs' and focus on who's in charge and what I mean to Him.

We have this cat- he' a great cat.  His name is Stever.  Camo is in charge of feeding him, but since we know that Camo is 10 and doesn't always remember, Corey and I always check to see that Stever is taken care of.  Why?  Because he's family.

The funny thing, though, is he's a cat.  Sure, he IS a great cat and he IS part of our family, but he's a cat nonetheless.  My kids, though- they're part of ME.  While I'm ok with my 10 year old heading up cat care duty, my kids will always be first on MY list.

God created birds that pretty much take care of themselves, and yet, as the Bible says:
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?

He even provides for the BIRDS.  So why the 'what ifs' on my end?

Every single month we've made it.  Sometimes we have more money and we can splurge; sometimes we have less.  In the end, though, God has always provided- whether its through a bill that is lower than we expected or family that is always there to help.

And, a side note to anyone who says that 'family that is always there to help' isn't something God provided, well, you must have never been in a situation where you literally found yourself thanking God for their help.  I have been, and each family member that has helped us deserves a special commendation from God in my book.

Anyways, somehow, someway, God always provides.

Corey has an interview for a promotion tomorrow, and while I want him to get it (because I want the proof that THEY appreciate him as much as I do), I'm going to try and remember that -no matter what- we'll be taken care of.  Why?  Because we've got top rank in God's eyes.

Take that, birds.

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  1. Trusting can be a tough one for me too at times and yet when I do I have never been let down! Thanks for the reminder, it was just what I needed to read today!! My thoughts and prayers are with your husband for his interview! Take care!

  2. What a great post. This is even more the reason why we shouldn't worry so much about life and the cares of this world because our life is in His hands...

  3. This is a GREAT post. I'm such a worrier, always have been, and it's something I'm trying to let go of. We always do seem to get exactly what we NEED, even if we don't always get what we WANT, right? Good luck with the interview!

  4. That's a great idea! I too, find myself to be less inspired to blog sometimes...

    Excellent post btw!!! I love that scripture.
    I hope your week goes great!!!

    XO Shar

  5. Thanks a lot for the inspiration.What a great post.I came here to visit you and it felt great after reading your post.Keep on posting!

  6. Excellent post! We are definitely struggling with this right now. I also struggle with worry and anxiety about other things and I know it's wrong because the Lord will take care of all. If God be for us, who can be against us. Fear not! I keep saying those things to myself to help ease my anxiety.

    Please let us know if he gets the promo! I'm praying for God's perfect will in this.

    Samantha from vB

  7. Thanks everyone, and I'll let you know what happens with the promotion. Right now they keep putting off the interview, though. Something always seems to be coming up with his boss. We'll see, though- apparently there are 2 positions open and 4 guys (my hubby included) are interviewing. I'd say he has a pretty good chance, but that was if I was leaving it to chance. I'm leaving it up to God, though, so I'm sure that if this is God's will then he'll have 100% "chance" of getting it. Talk to you all soon- hopefully.


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