Family Ministry

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How will we ever find the money…?

on August 28, 2012

I just taught the kids over the past month how to be content with what they have. I was talking about how we need to trust God and that He always provides for us. Then something happened to me. On my way to work, a tire blew out. After waiting a couple of hours for AAA and then being taken to the nearest Pep Boys, I found out that not only did my car need 2 new front tires, but it also needs a multitude of other things, totaling $650 (on top of the $300 I spent on my tires and alignment).

Yikes! Being a family of 2, one person in school full time and the other working a part-time job…money is extremely tight. I’ve found myself spending countless hours worrying about how we can afford Christmas gifts, if we can celebrate our anniversary, if I need to get a second job to supplement our family’s income (making the ministry suffer)….and all for what?

Like I’ve been teaching my kids, Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 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.”

How difficult! I find that the moment I take my eyes, ears, and thoughts off of Jesus, I begin to worry about my present circumstance. So here’s my lesson – How do you stop worrying? Think about Jesus…all day long.

What are some things that you do to make the worries fade away?

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