Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 11, 2012

Binoculars

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:30 am
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Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Yesterday we thought about the rear view mirror – looking back behind us to what is already past. Many of us have even more trouble trying to live in the future. We can’t wait until something happens or something changes. Maybe it’s we are nervous, concerned or afraid of what might be. We try to use binoculars to see what might be ahead for us. Jesus has a very simple answer for that. He said not to worry about what is not yet. We have enough trouble living the day we are in without borrowing from a day that is yet to come. It’s important to read the verses before this verse. Jesus is telling us how to live this way – without concern for the past in the rear view mirror or the future in the binoculars. He tells us we are to seek His Kingdom and His righteousness. That word “seek” is in the present tense. This is what we are to be about – seeking Him in the here and now. We are not to wait until tomorrow to seek Him. We might not have a tomorrow. We are not to sit on the fact we sought Him yesterday. Yesterday is over. We are to actively seek Him today. This is a continual seeking. Our question is are we seeking Him each today we have? How do we seek our God? We seek Him through Bible study, meditation on His Word, and prayer – both active and listening prayer. Let us not get too concerned about what was or what might be and continually seek our God. That leads to a full and abundant life in the present.

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