We have arrived at my favorite Bible passage in our Bible study. It is special for so many reasons. I have the privilege now to teach my kids this passage, and share what God has done through my life with this passage.
Here is what it all about moms- passing that faith down to the next generation…and the next, and the next….
This passage has followed me since the very first time I opened the Bible searching for some hope. It was like God came down, put His arm around me, and spoke the words in my ear. I needed it that moment, and still do…every.single.day.
I was hooked that moment I read the words and they came alive to me. Thank you Lord for opening my eyes.
I told my kids verse 33 is the ONE thing I want them to remember that I have taught them. It truly is the ONLY way to live. Seek HIM first. IN EVERYTHING.
If they don’t remember a single thing I have taught them, but that…then they will be equipped for everything else. Because HE says so. His promises are never to be broken.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious 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: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:25-34
Little did I know so many years ago, when I opened my Bible to this passage it would follow us through so many life experiences where we CLUNG to these words for dear life. Where I learned that I am NOT in control of my life, and He is.
And today, I got to share that with my kids. I never would have imagined my twenty-something self, reading those words as tears flowed down my face, not quite grasping Him yet, that I would be where I am today in my life. Teaching them to my children….
Yes, today was a privilege. To teach. To disciple. To love. To pass down the Truth.
As I always say, the best lessons learned, are not in a textbook….
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