Friday, March 27, 2009

stuff

First we had to shell out $765 to an electrician. Now it's $500 for the car and Gus decided to go on a 6 week eating strike and is not doing good at all so he needs to go to the vet.

Then I find out we're having a blizzard that will decimate all of my beautiful tulips, hyacinths and iris that are trying to make their way out of the ground.

Then I think about my friends who have cancer, lost their babies or can't have them, have a loved one overseas, don't have a job or who all around have much bigger problems and it gives me some perspective.

So here's some pointers straight out of the lips of Jesus, who according to Amanda, may look different than we thought:

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like on of these.
Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?" For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness , all all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

6 comments:

Erica said...

Marie. I am so sorry to hear about all those unexpected things all at once. We seemed to deal with this a while ago. It was a bit scary, to see our saving keep dipping, but it's neat to see how God does provide for us. Thanks for bringing it back into perspective. I know it's not easy to do when you are in the middle of stuff. I hope this week is going better.

Amanda said...

It's so hard not to start worrying when money issues come up. Why is that? It's encouraging to know you are looking to Jesus to give you comfort and peace about it all.

Alisha said...

What a great reminder.. thanks!! Have a good weekend.

michele said...

devin, addison and ainsley are the true gold in your life. if you continue to keep that perspective the 'balance sheet' will always look good.

i love you dearly.

Alisha said...

Marie - I had to go outside to the place where the vent goes outside (I don't know the techno terms) and clean the lint out. It was almost 1/2 full of hard caked on lint. (Grandpa says that always happens in the winter b/c of something with the cold air outside and damp warm air going out.) He said it you have one of 2 brands, that a heating elements almost always goes bad. (Apparently these two brand (GE and Hotpoint I think) have 2 heating elements and 1 of them goes out all the time.) Hope that helps!

jenifriend said...

matthew 6:34; my favorite scripture. things will get better! you'll be in my prayers!!