Thursday, November 29, 2012
Dancing In The Meadows
“So do not consume yourselves with questions…Outsiders make themselves frantic over such questions; they don’t realize that your heavenly Father knows exactly what you need. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then all these things will be given to you too. So do not worry about tomorrow. Let tomorrow worry about itself. Living faithfully is a large enough task for today” Matthew 6:31-34. (The Voice – New Testament)
Do you consider yourself an outsider in the family of God? Of course we do not, but why do we act like one? We fear the invisible tomorrows with all of our preconceived threats of what if’s instead of claiming the day in which we are blessed. My family was blessed to have many ‘todays’ to claim when we realized that our loved ones were crossing over that bridge to Heaven…no words left unspoken…no touches unfulfilled…no memories unshared. I have also been devastated by a sudden death when my sweet mother-in-law unexpectedly died. Those unfulfilled moments due to perceived tomorrows left a broken heart that God was faithful in healing. God heals the wounded regardless of the circumstances. We would all prefer more tomorrows for our loved ones but each one of us are only guaranteed limited days on earth. ‘All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be’ Psalm 139:16.
Why is it only when our tomorrows become threatened we begin to claim our todays? Why can’t we chase, catch and embrace the winds of today like the tail of a kite swishing through the breeze? Where is that spiritual child who leaves the burdens up to her Father while she dances in meadows and sings at the top of her lungs? Living faithfully in the present day is a large task when that type of faithfulness includes trusting God for His best while we walk in our worst circumstances. He will share the complete joy of His presence in our today if we refuse our tomorrows to consume us.
‘Do not let you hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.’ John 14:1