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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Be Still...

I have a tendency to think A LOT.  

That can have its pros but it can also have its cons.  I'd say I am a pretty  "calculated" person.  By that I mean that I typically like to know what's about to happen next in a story.  Or I try to analyze the reason behind why certain things have or have not happened in life.  So thank God I have Jesus because otherwise I would rack my brain like crazy.

When I graduated from college in 2012 I had a good bit of time to think about my next moves in life.  Where would I work? Where would I live?  Where would I be in 5, 10, 20 years?  What would I wear the next day?  How could I save the world?  Seriously, my mind was just running around in circles.

It was during that time that I realized there was only so much I could do.  I actually wrote a song called Control to serve as my reminder that God had the final say.  See, He has this great and fascinating ability to add his SUPER to my natural and I found that to be pretty amazing.

I know this full well but even after 2 years in what is now 2014, I still have the tendency to think SO MUCH.

I know it's sad, but I'm human and chances are you probably face the same battle.  I think we all do at some point on this journey.  We lose sight of the fact there's only so much our sight can do for us.  God doesn't operate in the same way our human eyes do.  He's SO beyond that.  And that's good news for you and me!

So earlier this week when I was ministering to my Chi Alpha ladies at State, we arrived at the words of Jesus.  We've been focusing on beauty for the past month but this passage dove beyond beauty and into my current circumstance.  Perhaps it wasn't just for us but was meant for you to read today.

“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? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers 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, will he not much more clothe you—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. -Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV)

The message of this blog post is simple.  

Do not worry about your life.  Be still and know that He is God.  He is more than capable of taking care of you.

I will probably be reading this post a few times as a friendly reminder to my busy mind.  Here's one simple scripture to hide in your heart today...

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” -Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

Mary Mary has a song I love that serves as a musical reminder for me.  Check out Stand Still and follow this link if you're on a mobile device,

God loves you and I love you!  Have a stress-free day!



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