21 Aug

“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 important than food and the body more important than the 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?” Matthew 6:25-26.

I love reading the Bible and when I see red print I pay closer attention to what is written since they are the words that Jesus spoke. While reading in the book of Matthew coming to chapter 5, a large crowd began to draw near him and it is there that Jesus teaches the Beatitudes. As you read starting there beginning in verse 3 through chapter 8 Jesus speaks to the crowd. I find everything I need to live a happy and joy filled life. Jesus taught on how a Christian should be and live. Topics he taught on were; Salt and Light to the world, Fulfillment of the Law, Murder, Adultery, Love for Your Enemies, Giving to the Needy, Prayer, Fasting, Treasures in Heaven, Judging Others, Ask, Seek and Knock, A Tree and Its Fruit, The Wise and Foolish Builders as well as Worry.

Personally I can only imagine how wonderful it must have been to have been sitting in the crowd that day listening as Jesus spoke. I sometimes get impatient sitting in church for an hour and a half but I have to believe that Jesus taught all day and no one slept or day dreamed while He spoke.

Let me get back to my topic today on worry. I don’t know what you may be going through or what you worry about daily either. I can make a list as long as my arm of things that I worry about. I have realized that as one day goes and another comes that which I worried about yesterday faded and another took its place. As I have grown older I realize too that I really don’t control much about what I worry about anyway. However the more I worry about anything the more it effects me, my day and those around me. The effect is never a good one either.

I don’t mean to insinuate that I have mastered the art of not worrying but I have learned that it is easier when I go to Jesus in prayer and tell Him my worries. Its funny too that I think by telling Him my worries He is surprised or that He is learning something new. The fact is that Jesus already knows what I am worrying about now as well as He knows what I will be worrying about tomorrow too. Now that gives me peace and as I tell Him my worries begin to lighten to the point that I can function again.

My prayer today is that I learn to cast my troubles, all of them to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

“I have told you these things. So that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33



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  1. Anton

    August 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    That was right on with what I was wanting to say Cleve. I’m listening

  2. Mike Weldon

    August 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm


    Just checking my email on Sunday…
    Job is going well and I decided to click on your website.

    How inspirational! You were a good Christian example when I was down and out due to job loss. God through the Holy Spirit, is making me realize the power of “prayer” for others in need. I do not want people to go through valleys and not have Him in their life. I was blessed by people like yourself and my wife Karen to sort of give me hope and minister to me. My goal is to be obedient to the Lord’s silent message to me and carry it out with a different attitude.

    Rejoice in the Lord! He is and will always be here for us at times when it seems so hard… lesson well learned by Mike Weldon.

    We love you…