After my last post on stress, my friend Dante from Point Men sent me the following post. Thanks Dante for the inspiration and encouragement.
When did life become so busy. How do we slow down. What do we prioritize. Where does my faith fall into my busy schedule. How do I find quiet time to spend an hour or two in prayer and meditation. How can I share my faith more in a hostile environment. What does God want from my marriage.
How should I raise my kids. What does my wife want from me. Should I serve more or less at church. How much should I tithe. How much sleep should I get a night. How can I exercise when I have to spend time with my wife and children. How much money should I save. When should I go on vacation. What does God want from me. Where does God want me to serve. Will my life make a difference to anyone.
What does the Bible say about worry?
Mathew 6: 25-33: "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 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?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear?"
For the pagans run after all these things and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."