31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
But seek FIRST his kingdom. FIRST! Not after you've done everything else. Not when you're at your wits end. FIRST seek him, then the rest will take care of itself. So, I am back on track yet again. I will begin my days with the word. I will seek solace in his arms and I will put my relationship with the Lord back in the number one place where it belongs.
The next thing that has gone out the window is my husband (not literally). You see, the kids NEED me. I am the momma, I have to tend to their needs. My husband is a grown man, he can fend for himself right? However, in my crazy life I am frazzled. I am stressed and I am grumpy. Plus remember that I am not putting God first, which makes all this worse. So, I am not a joy to be around. I am far from joyful and find myself easily blaming him for all that goes wrong in our life. I am not showing him love and I am not allowing myself to feel worthy of his love. He can do no right and all I feel is that I can only do wrong. So, we had a talk. Mostly about our love languages and how we can show better love to each other. We each took this survey to help us get better at loving and showing love to each other, I highly recommend it:
I am blessed to have a man in my life who not only loves me through my crazy but loves the Lord and seeks his plan for our lives. He is also very forgiving and long suffering :)
What I want you to walk away from this random blog post is this.: What are your priorities? What goes out the window when you're stressed and running ragged? Where are you placing your faith? If you're like me this is a daily struggle of priorities, one that we have to be prepared and armed for. Stay in prayer, stay in the word, SEEK FIRST the kingdom and God will take care of the rest. Put him first and all else will be added. Mind blowing realization- He is all we need. Once we have that he will provide, HE WILL PROVIDE for us something that we can not provide our selves.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.
His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me...
If you do not know the great creator who watches all even down to the last sparrow, please seek him out. It is through him you will find peace, solace, love and most importantly eternal life. He wants you to know him and calls you to him.
Remember in this crazy, fast paced world you are Beautifully and Wonderfully Made by a Lord you calls you by name.