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101 Things in 1001 Days: Gratitude Friday: Why Worry?

Friday, June 23, 2006

Gratitude Friday: Why Worry?

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given
to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

This has always been one of my favourite passages in the Bible. I only wish I could remember these words more often and apply them to my daily life.

This is my first Gratitude Friday and I have tried to trace the originator of this lovely idea but I've had no luck. Nevertheless, here's my list.

Today I am grateful for...

The talents I've been blessed with.

This blog for opening up a whole new world to me and allowing me be my true self.

A God who tells me not to worry.

The glorious summer sunshine that warms my face and my heart.

A husband and daughter to love me just the way I am, warts and all!

What are you grateful for today?


Blogger Jennifer said...

beautiful, a favorite verse of mine as well

Saturday, June 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The originator of "Good news friday" is Dilichi..www.Dilichi.blogspot.com

Monday, June 26, 2006  
Anonymous Hundred and one said...

@ anonymous: Thanks for the tip but I alreay know about Dilichi's 'Good news Friday' which is fairly new.

Gratitude Friday however has been around for a couple of years and it's the origins of that particular project that I am trying to trace.

Monday, June 26, 2006  

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