I was reading in Matthew this morning and I read Matthew 6:25-34 in a whole new light.
25 Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry, saying what shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or what shall we wear? 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Since our appointment by Converge, we have finished the Perspectives Class (yeah! No more homework nightly!) We have also wound down the AWANA year, Apples of Gold, and Dan is not doing as many bids for Curbing. I am also quite thankful that my leg is healing nicely! I have had no infection and I believe both wounds will be totally scabbed over in a week. God is Good! We are working on our missionary display for visiting churches, and trying to clean our house.
“Well, Tina”, you might say, “it doesn’t sound as if there is much to worry about, is there?”. I would agree, but here are the things we need to do in the near future.
Clean out 16 years of memories in this house, get rid of (hopefully sell) most of our possessions, pack up what we do want to keep to use when we return in approximately 10-15 years. Sell a stack of cars, snowplow equipment, etc. either sell our house or hire a property manager to rent it out, raise $10,000.00 approximately a month support, help re-design my current job, and train people to do it, facilitate Vacation Bible School in June, CEF event in July, summer Sunday school with very little help and rotating schedules for all. On top of this, I would like to spend time with family and friends while we are still here. All of this can cause a minor panic attack in my seldomly worried little brain!
Well, today God is telling me, “One step at a time”, work like it depends on you and pray like it depends on Me. I have you, right here in the palm of my hand. Do your part, I will do mine. This is such a comfort to me! I just need to be faithful one day at a time, so many people are offering to help in so many ways. I need to take advantage of this, and not try to do everything the way I like, by myself, and enjoy this process! I believe God has more to teach us in the steps we need to take to get to Nigeria!