Your Morning Coffee 09/27/2022
Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father slow us down today, to spend time with him in prayer and in his word to us about himself. Father, it is so easy to forget you, who you are and what you are doing in us, for us, and through us. My pride blinds me so quickly, so often, that I am ashamed to admit that I sometimes think I know myself better than you do, know my needs better than you do. Father, thank you for how gently, but our faithfully you correct me. Teach us Father, how to practically, functionally trust you more in our day to day living. In the name of your son Jesus, by the Spirit, inspire and enable us to entrust our daily needs to you.
Your Morning Song: "Who Am I" by Needtobreathe
Your Morning Scripture: Matthew 6:25-27
“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?
Anyone else here ever struggle with feeling overwhelmed by the busyness of ever day life? I've tried to deal with that feeling by making to-do lists and attacking it aggressively. With each box I check, two more take their place. And the kids need to get picked up from school. And there's a new bill in the mail. And the check engine light is now on for a third reason. And we're out of gas again. And I can't find my belt. And the kids spilled something somewhere and for some reason forgot to tell someone. And...and...and...
God loves us more than birds. He made them. He cares for them. How much more valuable are we to him? How much more does he do for us?
And yet, we worry. We stress. We try to deal with the grinding guts of life by ourselves, forgetting God.
What makes us think that we care more about ourselves than God does? That we are able to do more for ourselves than he is?
This is no way to live, as if we have anything more than a meager amount of control over our lives. God is in control. God cares more. God is doing more. And nothing we can do will ever change that.
We need to be people who rest in God's control over our lives. I understand that it is hard not to worry, to try to control, to either ask God, "why?" or not talk to him about it at all.
But apart from him we can do nothing about anything. But with him, embracing his presence, trusting in his promises, and following headlong after his son, he can do all things in us, for us, and through us.
May we live out of our faithful trust in a faithful, trustworthy God.