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7 Light is sweet,
and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.
8 However many years anyone may live,
let them enjoy them all.
But let them remember the days of darkness,
for there will be many.
Everything to come is meaningless.
9 You who are young, be happy while you are young,
and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart
and whatever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
God will bring you into judgment.
10 So then, banish anxiety from your heart
and cast off the troubles of your body,
for youth and vigor are meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 (NIV)

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When I was young, I understood more about the Bible than I do now though I know more scripture today. That may sound strange but there are things I understood but had not had a chance to use in my life and when I had the chance, it seems as though I had forgotten what I knew.

 

God tells us not to worry about tomorrow, that tomorrow will worry about itself.

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Mattew 6:31-34 (NIV)

This is not saying to do nothing. It is better to prepare for tomorrow rather than sitting around worrying about it. Tomorrow will come. Worry, under no circumstance will help us get there. It is what we seek and in the attitude we seek it that is important.

 

My father was such a spiritual man. Some refer to him as a saint because of the selfless love he exhibited. He knew much about the Bible and life, preached on occasion and taught the adult Sunday school class until he passed away. We were having a discussion one day about “tomorrow.” He was always concerned of having ‘enough’ when tomorrow came—it is a Great Depression thing. I said something about I didn’t see where we should be so worried about tomorrow—working to put so much away. I understood the thought but I had not experienced the feeling of risk at the time. Over the years, I have and I have spent too much time worrying. Spending so much time building stockpiles is not good because that takes away from today. Like most things, it has to do with the attitude of our heart.

 

I had to come full circle to completely understand though I understood when I was small but yet did not know fully. Our conversation remained with my dad for years. Sometimes we are reminded where we need to be. It is easy to say to not worry about tomorrow. Rather than worry about tomorrow, do something about it. Tomorrow will come. If we live today like we should, tomorrow will not matter because everything will be taken care of. Sounds simple but it is accurate. God will see to it.

 

May you be blessed this week and may you have a closer walk with God! 😀

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