Sunday, April 20, 2014

Self sacrificial love... the power of coming under...

As we simply love, without agenda or expectations, whoever God sets in our path every day, we begin to experience as well as manifest God's kingdom here on earth... The very thing our souls long for and crave. The lie that the world believes is that we have to grab for ourselves what we think we need because we don't trust that God is good and will provide... We live a frenzied life trying to get for ourselves, rather than trusting in his providence. We will begin to experience life to the full as we trust in Him. He created us. It only makes sense that he knows the best way for us to live. He gives us a free will, so he won't force us, but desires for us to follow Him. Follow Him so that He can lead us toward a full life and help us avoid the trap of sin that so easily entangles us and eventually destroys us. This video reminds me of how we are called to live... not trying to grab and hold onto as much stuff as he can, or greedily hoard more than we need, but living a simple life and sharing our overflow with others... being good stewards with whatever God has entrusted to us.

Mt 6:30-34 - If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.