Update 8-14-19 “Anxious?…. Don’t Be”

Matthew 6:25-30 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? [1]

I had another PET scan a couple of weeks ago.  The good news is that there is still no sign of cancer!  God is good and I am so thankful for that report.  However, I must confess, there is always a little anxiety when preparing to go the doctor and get the report.  I felt confident that there would be no sign of cancer, but there is always that little doubt residing in your mind.

I have read the passage above several times and the message is clear, trust God; He is in control of our lives.  It is the everyday details of life that seem to get us down and causes worry in our life. If we can trust God in the big things we can trust God with the small things.  In other words, give everything over to Him.  I don’t think that means we stop doing everything to take care of our business and our lives.  It means we do what we know to be the will of God and we leave the results up to Him.

I know that God has some important things for us in the days ahead.  I don’t know what they are yet, but I am patiently waiting for a word from Him and His leadership in our lives.  Please pray for us as we find a new place to serve in a church.

We have made the transition to Amarillo, Texas.  I am thankful for the new doctors that I have already found and I am confident that God is leading me to the right physicians to help care for my medical needs.  For the most part, our house is starting to take shape.  It is always amazing to find out how much  we have accumulated over the years. We have intentionally downsized our home. So, the big challenge has been to find places for all of our belongings (stuff).

It is good to be back in the Texas panhandle.  I miss my Kansas friends, but I have already come across some of our friends from days gone by.  The other day I went into Starbucks and turned around and saw Sonia, one of our family friends since childhood.  I have been able to see my cousin Carolyn more than I have seen in the last several years. Above all it is good to be close to my mom, my sister and to my wife’s sister.  I am looking forward to making new friends and being available to serve our Lord and savior with our next assignment.

[1]The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Mt 6:25–31). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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