The Daily Breath of God
Tuesday, August 21 2012
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life Ė whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isnít life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They donít plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And arenít you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:25 Ė 27 NLTSomehow along the journey of life, stress and worry show up and seem to make their home in our hearts. With them being resident in our emotions and thoughts habits begin to form so that our conclusions of where we are or where we might be in the future are much lesser than a blessing. Then tension shows up and our world does not seem to be enjoyable. Here in this place grace can be seen and felt. You see Godís grace in Jesus Christ replaces stress and worry with thanksgiving and praise. There is a great freedom and power in thanksgiving and praise, for where they are stress and worry cannot come or even express themselves. Oh, and by the way, tension is never found in grace. Today let your emotions and thoughts feel and experience the freedom of his grace. Let your heart express thanksgiving and praise through your mouth, with words and tones that will bless you and your family. Because of his grace you have been given a new life and it is yours to live.