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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Are we truly liberated?

"Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." - Matthew 6:34

We will do this
or that
or something else perhaps

indeed that which we desire
becomes a reality

the funds we believe we need
are truly at our disposal

But when -- yes, when
has God ever said,
You need to have this and this and that in place before you can go forth?

He has never said that.
Never, Never, Never.

Others tell you what you need to make your life work

What, please tell,
what do others know about you and your life?

We can only surmise
what another bears.
What another considers
sharing with another,
their fears, their aspirations, their desires, their dreams.

But to really know another....

Only God knows
each one person

Only God knows
Where we will go
What we will do
The words we will say
The actions we will take
Only God knows

He knows
He knows

We can do nothing
about Yesterday
except remember,
mindful of
past mistakes
and pleasant memories.

We can do little
about Tomorrow
except pray to the Lord
for guidance and mercy

But Today.
We can live in the Present
with the spirit of the Lord Jesus
living within our hearts
loving us.
We can be obedient to His teachings.
We can pray for His security today,
His peace surrounding us.

We can

Yesterday is past
Tomorrow is still to come
Today is here
bright sun or
dismal cold
The light of the world
has come, is here.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." - John 3:16-17

"Only those who place tomorrow in God's hands and receive what they need to live today are truly secure." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Are we liberated from endless worry or are we bound up tightly with every burdensome thought that crosses our mind, remaining forever anxious about what may or may not come?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Isn't He so amazing! We are liberated in Him! Amen


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6