Last night, I had so much on my mind. Over-worked, underpaid, and simply exhausted from life! I threw my bible and notepad aside, dove under the covers, and escaped to the world of La La land. That wasn’t the best use of time given that I knew my work day would likely leave no room to squeeze an hour in to study and write my blog. However the pressures of holding it all together took it’s toll on me and I said “Goodnight world!! I’ll figure it out tomorrow!”
Well, who knew that today’s blog would be so plainly written? Seriously! I’ve never been able to sum up a message like this one. Sticking to my new blog theme, I revisited my notes from July 22, 2007 and the first scripture written encompassed just what I needed to hear and meditate on for the remainder of the week. Sometimes we can get so hung up on tradition and trying to outdo ourselves that we miss the mark. Well, God spoke loud and clear in this one passage so what’s the point in dragging out a message just to stick to the pattern of my previous blogs. God is in control and I’m just the vessel whom he is using to spread light unto others. So take this with you as you carry out your week. Write it down, print it out, post in an area where you most frequent so that you can be reminded of where your focus should be when the demands of the world seem to weigh you down.
Matt 6:30-33 (The Message Translation)
“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.”
Let me put this into perspective by defining a few elements in this passage:
Wildflower -A flowering plant that grows in a natural, uncultivated state;
Any flowering plant that grows without intentional human aid. Wildflowers are the source of all cultivated garden varieties of flowers. A wildflower growing where it is unwanted is considered a weed. Thousands of the approximately 250,000 species of flowering plants are wildflowers. Wildflowers can be divided into three categories by location: those found in the tropics and subtropics, those in temperate regions, and those that grow on the summits of mountain chains and in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Uncultivated (synonyms) – arid, barbaric, barbarous, coarse, crass, crude,fallow, lowbrow, rough, rude, savage, uncivil, uncivilized, uncouth, uncultured, undeveloped, unfarmed, unplowed, untilled, wild.
Now read the passage again with an understanding of those two definitions and see how it speaks to you! I’ll wait……………….. now let’s be real, what more do you need to hear after reading that???!!! So shout a great shout of praise and thanksgiving and RELAX!!! God’s got you!!!