I recently purchased a chronological Bible and I love it. The Bible lifts my spirit and helps me become a better wife and mother! Today I read Matthew 6:31-34. Jesus states:
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.
I know this is a popular passage of scripture and I’ve read it multiple times, but God showed me something new today. Having a baby changes everything! I’ve found myself worrying about a whole new set of things. To name a few…..”Is she getting enough to eat?”, “Will she nap today?”, “Will we have enough money for me to take this year off and stay at home?” and the list goes on. I often rush around when she takes a nap hoping to get everything checked off my to do list. I may or may not get around to reading my Bible. However, God reminded me in this passage that our heavenly Father knows what we need. He knows we need wisdom, comfort, food, money, etc. So why do we worry about these things if the creator of Heaven & Earth is telling us “I know, I understand, I will provide.”
Today I was reminded that we must seek his kingdom FIRST. If we seek God first, then all these other things will fall in to place. It’s not always easy, but we must give the worry, fear, and burdens to Jesus. Why do we carry around these things if he tells us we don’t need to? Besides when I seek his kingdom and righteousness, I am filled with unspeakable joy and never-ending hope! Why wouldn’t I want to feel those things every day?