By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

Do you worry? Why? Okay, looking at the country’s leaders and the mess of world woes, one can get a little angsty, but why worry? What did Jesus ask us in the Sermon on the Mount? “Which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his span of life?” Do you worry about food and clothing? He feeds the birds of the air and royally clothes the lilies of the field, don’t you know of how much more value you are than birds and flowers? He knows our needs and doesn’t want us to fret unduly over them. Why? So that our priority would be to “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these will be added unto you.” Did you catch that? Not seek all my needs first and then in my spare time seek His kingdom. God wants our faith first in Him, our first priority in Him. He knows us intimately. He knows our needs and desires, and while we may not always receive our desires, that’s generally because our desires aren’t what we really need. Don’t worry about what you don’t have, be thankful for what you do. Don’t worry about what you can’t change, work on what you can. Remember, He is in control, He knows right where you are, you don’t have to worry. Seek Him first each day and then go around confidently singing, “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches over me!”