“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. 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 can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry 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 clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father know that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Todays trouble is enough for today.”
Luke basically says the same thing in Luke 12:22-34 I like his ending to this quote. Plus, I love the Junior’s Giants video that goes with this quote and how they explain to the kiddos quite easily, something that lots of adults are unable to comprehend. JUNIOR’s GIANTS – ENVY THOU NOT ( I will lend it to you if you live nearby – it’s even better than Veggie Tales)
Anyway, here is the quote;
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, and unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Whenever you keep things you don’t need, “just in case” you are telling God “I don’t trust you.” Let’s use the example of a coat. God in one way or another provides you with a new coat. What do you do with the old one. Maybe, you find a place for it “just in case” you need it. You store it in your home where it takes up space and gets in the way when you are looking for something else, oh yeah and there is always the possibility of thieves and moths too. Was that God’s plan when he gave you a new coat. NO! God wanted you to pass your old coat on to someone else who has a need for it. Therefore, when God blesses you, he is also blessing others through you. If something happens to your new coat or you don’t fit in it anymore or for whatever reason you again need a coat – God will again provide for you. Let’s not insult God by not trusting Him and holding on to things “just in case”.
Find it – That item(s) that you are holding on to “just in case” and think about where it can go to bless someone else.
Depend on the Lord; trust Him, and He will take care of you! – PSALM 37:5
God’s way is AMAZINGLY SIMPLE!