The vast majority of people do not like any changes made to their lives. However, change is necessary. If we never change, we never learn and grow in relationship with God. In the Gospel of Matthew, God tries to ease our sorrows, anxiety, and give you what you need to survive to spread the “Good News.”
Do not worry as told in the Gospel of Matthew. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 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? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things, and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:24-34, New Revised Standard.)
How great is our God?! He always provides an avenue to get what you need. You may not get what you want, but He will give you what you need to survive. We have to be flexible and open to God’s plan for our lives. His timing is perfect. Our timing means nothing in Our Father’s master plan. Keep the faith and stay to course.
One example, I was told by a seminary professor back in the day when I was still a seminary student. As Christians, we can make the change less painful by gradually implementing a new idea or moving objects slowly to a new area. During seminary, I had a professor that was a music minister at a local church. While he was a new director at the church, he devised a plan to move the piano in the sanctuary from stage left to stage right. Each week he would move it a couple of inches. Over the course of the year, no one noticed or said anything about the piano being moved from one side to the other. When he finally told the congregation of his “experiment,” many elderly congregants insisted that it had not been moved. They believed the piano was in that same position all the years they had had it up front. Change is important as the church body rolls with the times. Rejoice in the Lord, Always! Be eager to serve! Love somebody! Love Everyone!
Till next week! Always 4 Christ!
Hymn of the week: “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart” by Rufus H. McDaniel (1914)
Christian Alternative: “God’s Not Dead (Like a Lion)” by Newsboys
Rev. Tritthart is a graduate of Westminster College and Rawlings Divinity School. She is an ordained minister, a public speaker, and a ministerial services provider offering assistance to Miami and the surrounding areas. She owns Tritthart Special Event Services and can be reached at (918) 919-1500 or www.Facebook.com/tritthartses or www.tritthartspecialeventservices.com