Thursday, February 11, 2010
Bible Verse Thursday - "Do Not Worry"
It's time for Bible Verse Thursday once again.....one of the weekly challenges over at Christian Paper Crafts. This week's theme is "Do Not Worry".....which is a common thing most of us deal with in these tough times. I would like to share what Jesus has to say in Matthew about worry.
"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6:25-34
Do not worry about a thing, Jesus commands us. All we have to do is seek Him, abide in Him, and BELIEVE! This world has conditioned us to be proud and put our trust and faith in ourselves....we don't need any help from anybody, right? It's time to re-program......we have to find a way to let it all go and trust in our God, the creator of the heaven and earth. He has already given us everything....it's up to us to tear down the walls and receive His blessings!
A little about my card today. For the BVT "Do Not Worry" challenge, I have used a new set from Our Daily Bread designs, called "Sing For Joy". I have also used Gloria's Sketch Tuesday Challenge at CPC for the layout. Both pieces of designer paper are from the Basic Grey "Origins" line. The cardinal was stamped on Very Vanilla in Stazon Jet Black, colored with markers and a blender pen, and cut out with an exacto knife and paper snips (a two hour job, BTW!!! Whew!) The satin embroidered ribbon is from May Arts and was tied using the Bow Easy. The fabric brads from K and Company, which I found in my stash, matched the olive tones from the image and paper, so...why not?
Thanks so very much for stopping by today! Have a blessed day!!!