Thursday, May 30, 2013

My God, My Dresser

Philippians 3:13
English Standard Version (ESV)
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

When I look at this housewife, in heels no less, bringing in her family's frozen laundry, I'm not longing for the good old days.  I'd rather strain forward than backwards, wearing my New Balance shoes and pulling clothes out of my dryer.   It's good of God to have a Bible verse for every occasion, isn't it?  I've been fretting over my continued desire and need for a cell phone, having lost my new one shortly after getting it.   Yes, I spent years without one, as the young man who lives in my house but doesn't want to be blogged about reminded me today, but this feels like a need and not a want.  If I get stuck somewhere I want to be able to call for help, especially now that I've bid goodbye to my young, healthy joints.  I can remember, back in the day, getting stuck on the freeway, and having to crawl over a metal barrier, in a dress and heels,  and down a hill into an industrial area looking for a phone booth.  My guardian angels put in some overtime that day.  God was faithful to me then, and He will continue to be faithful to his anxious daughter without her cell phone security blanket.  I know I shouldn't worry but I don't always do as I ought.  This brings another passage of Scripture to mind.
Matthew 6:25-34
English Standard Version (ESV)
Do Not Be Anxious

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 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? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[a] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
"Consider The Lilies" - Patty Green

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