After Church, a sermon that was very on point, and needed – leaving us with the question:
“implausible, impossible, or Gospel? You decide“
Gospel, I decide, as I made lunch.
Not my problem, it’s God’s problem.
Do God’s work and don’t worry about what anyone says, thinks or does to me…this is all part of being a disciple. Don’t worry. Period.
I’m making lunch & realize it goes along with my *yesterday deep pondering:
[*commandments and church and our duty to one another…I should not be afraid – who is doing the greater disservice? Who is allowing such comfortable dependence turning into entitlement and sinful acts? As the church what does that say about how we hold true to the Bible – God’s written out instructions? As a society, mainstream immorality; are we the church succumbing to the world??? I have deep questions now–Spiritual contemplation as well as, my role as a Christian as well as, a church role]
And what keeps me awake is fear, don’t worry, is right, I am not having a mental breakdown and not headed that way so, why worry about it! Yeah, I lol’ed a bit.
At the end of the day, it boiled down, for me, to just stay true, people will get upset with you, the Gospel told us so. The Gospel also tells us not to worry;
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one [a]cubit to his [b]stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [c]arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.