Monday, February 6, 2012

He Must Increase-Day 37

If not facing my week was an option I'd take it! Those Type-A people will relate to what I'm about to say. Monday is the day when the list of all you have to do is made. It's the day when the pile of work is the greatest, and you begin to chip away at the list until it's all been done. Then you start over on the next Monday. Am I right fellow uptighters? The problem is that sometimes the do list, is pretty ominous looking. Can I really get all this stuff done in time to salvage a decent weekend? The forecast is looking cloudy my friends.

But what would Jesus say about all this? In Matthew 6:30-34 Jesus said this:

"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." (MSG)

In the words of the old gospel song "one day at a time, sweet Jesus!" Instead of obsessing about what we have to do this week, tackle the things you have to get done today. Tomorrow there will be more, and you can get to that...tomorrow!

Read the Bible in One Year Plan: 16-18


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