Application of The Word
Big words that point to God and His power.
Words I want desperately to live by....
There are days when it just seems so hard to let go of these two words....
Words that point right back at me and my weakness.
Having begun my own business just over a year ago, the income still isn't steady. It fluctuates much with the seasons and the housing market. For the year prior to that, the first year after our relocation, I had zero income coming in. So, we are still struggling to pull up out of that hole.
At moments, concern over where the money will come from overwhelms me. Every time I sit down to update the checkbook and pay bills, I break into a clammy sweat. Each time I spend money on something that isn't a necessity, trepidation and guilt worm their way into my mind.
There are times when I feel compulsively drawn to The Word for reassurance.... and It never fails me.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." ~ Philippians 4:6
"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory
in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:19
The book of Philippians has much to say about worrying over material matters. To sum it all up - DON'T DO IT!!!
God has provided for us this far. Our job is to be good stewards of what we have been given, work hard, and trust in Him. Additionally, we are told to give thanks and go to Him with needs. I don't see a thing in there about fretting leading to any gain....
Sounds so simple, but it is often very difficult to do. It is a lesson to be learned over and over. It requires deliberate action on my part.
Today, my determination to start living those first two words, faith and trust, has found new resolve. When the fear and worry start creeping in, I need to just recite these scriptures - to myself or even out loud - and remember their significance. After all, our determination must be fed so it does not wane. And what better to feed determination than The Word of God?
Life is chaotic enough without drowning in a sea of worry and fear when it is totally unnecessary and a waste of time and energy. Choose Trust and Faith with me today!