I can never figure out if Sunday wraps up the week I just had or is the launch of a new week. Don’t get me wrong, I know that Sunday is the first day of the week so technically is the beginning. But there is the moment that occurs as I sit down in the pew which brings a sigh of relief.
It’s like “arriving”. I sit with expectation to hear a word which will make sense of the week I already had but also give direction and hope for what may yet lie ahead.
Yesterday’s message seemed to encompass two topics for me – worry and priorities.
“Worry” as defined by dictionary.com –> “to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts” (emphasis mine).
We do it to ourselves. And yet Jesus tells us …
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.” (Matthew 6:25, NIV)
Jesus not only tells us not to worry but He then tells us why we should not worry … “Your heavenly Father knows that you need them” (verse 32b). Jesus knows our needs. He tells us not to worry because He has them covered.
He also tells us the antidote to worry ….
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33, NIV)
“Priorities” was defined during the sermon as –> “something regarded as more important than anything else”. Dictionary.com defines it as –> “the right to take precedence over”.
What is high on our list? What are we giving the right to take precedence over all else in our lives?
Hidden within the answers to those questions we will find our priorities.
For the last week, I have gone back to listen to this song repeatedly. May this be the answer when we are worried or priorities have become skewed. May we pause and realign our desires. May we drop to our knees and pray,
“Give Me Jesus”.