Updated: Feb 9
"So do not worry about what to eat or drink or about everyday life- For these things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all around the world"-Luke 13:30
Did you catch that?!!! Worry Dominates the thoughts of unbelievers!!!
Why? Because unbelievers don't know God, therefore they cannot trust God. They don't know God as a father or a caretaker.
Jesus says about worry; "Don't be afraid (worry) my little flock".
My little ones, are my little flock. So when Jesus says this about us, my mind automatically thinks on my children and how ridiculous it would be for my children to have to worry. Why should they? I take delight in every detail of their life. I love waking up in the morning and planning our day. They are always on my mind when I think about my to do list. I always think of ways to include my children in my daily activities. And when I am planning my day I like to take everything I know about them into consideration. I think about their maturity level, their likes, their dislikes, their personalities, their joys and sorrows, and their physical and practical needs. As women and as moms we think about everything to the smallest of details. And why? Because that is the way that God created us to be able to relate to Him.
The Bible says; that His thoughts for us are as innumerable as the sand of the sea, and that he delights in every detail of our lives (Psalm 118:24 and Psalm 139).
The Bible also says; that just as a mom plans out her day for her kids; God has already made good plans for us to walk into (Ephesians 2:10).
So today, would you ask God to help you place your mind on one simple meditation: as you go about your day...Would you look at your toddler? Think about how ridiculous it would be for your toddler to worry when he has you to take care of him/her. And, in the midst of all your business to bless and take care for your family, would you also think about how God purposely wants to use your motherly role so that you can identify with His role as your caretaker. And finally, would you think about these precious words as you look at your lovely child;
"My child don't worry, Don't be afraid, my little flock"- Luke 13:30
If have more time in your day, and would like to explore this subject a little more; would you look up Psalm 139, and let God minister to you there. As you read, know that the psalmist probably wrote that chapter after a contemplation time similar to ours. Also note, that his circumstances weren't perfect; he was surrounded by his enemies, fighting against thoughts of anxiety until he realized everything that we meditated on today.