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Eloise 10:00-2:00pm

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Dr Jay Adams tells the story of a guy who decided to quit worrying. When a friend noticed how chilled he looked and asked what he'd done, he said, 'It's simple; I hired a guy to do my worrying for me.' Asked how much that cost, he replied, '$500 a day.' 'Where will you get the money?' his stressed friend asked. His reply? 'That's his worry, not mine!'

Jesus tells us to hand our worries over to Him; and He won't even charge us! He understands that we're anxious about money and clothes and having what we need. So He instructs us, 'Do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?"...or "What shall we wear"' (Matthew 6:31 NIV)? He's basically saying to you, 'Don't be a stress-head!' Instead, see how much more God's in control: 'Look at the birds...your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? ...God clothes the grass of the field... will He not much more clothe you' (Matthew 6:26-30 NIV)?

God's a big God. He'll give you all you need. Stressing is for people who don't know Him, and don't have their security in Him. So today, instead of stressing about tomorrow, why don't you try focusing instead on 'His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well...' (Matthew 6:33 NIV). Trust that He's got it all in control.

So what now? Look up your local foodbank. Those guys do fantastic work. See if they need any voluntary help, or if you can buy them any food (or both). What better place to remind yourself that God will provide for you?

Soulfood : Ezek 46-48, Mk 15:16-32, Ps 139:7-12, Prov 15:28-30

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