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Friday, October 21, 2011

A Worry List

I myself worries a lot of stuff and since Christmas season is at hand... my worries are more about money and materials things. I  don't know... the devil got me of thinking over these nonsense things and have robbed me of my peace and stillness in God. Not to mention that my daughter got an upper and lower right lung pneumonia and this got us in going back and back to the hospital.

"Do not worry about tomorrow"

I was worrying about a few things as I sat in my car under a shade tree at lunchtime.  Then a robin, with a fat worm dangling from its mouth, landed near my door and looked up at me. The robin was a vivid reminder to me of Jesus' words in Matthew 6:25-26 -"Do not worry about your life... look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap  nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father  feeds them. Are you not of more than they? 

Years ago, in an article in Denver Seminary magazine "Focal Point" Paul Borden gave some helpful suggestions  for worriers: Start a worry list - write down what you're worried about. The bills, your job, your children or grandchildren, your heath, the future. Then turn your worry into a prayer list - ask the Lord to work in those situations you're concerned about. Pray specifically for your needs and depend on Him.  Turn your prayer list into action list - if you have any insights that there's something you can do about your cares, do it. As we turn out worries into prayer and action, Borden says (Another author), "Paralyzing anxiety can be replaced by concern for the responsibilities of life."  Why not start you list now? - Anne Cetas

Don't fret about the future,
 Or be consumed by cares,
 Instead take all your worries,
 And turn them into prayers. --Sper

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