25 “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 than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 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—you of little faith? 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. Matthew 6:25-34 NIV
Dear Lord, I pray that you be with us each and every day. Please help us not to be worry about tomorrow or the things in the future that we cannot control. Help us to stay present and live each day to the fullest and keep you first in our lives.
- Is there something you are worried about now or in the future? Is it paying your bills, rent or mortgage? Is it providing food for your family? Is it your health or the health of a loved one? Ask the Lord in prayer to take your worry and to carry the burden for you.
- Write down all the things in your life that you worry about. Take each one to the Lord in prayer. If you start to worry about an item on your list say a word or phrase that will help you to remember that you have asked the Lord to release or take that worry/burden from you.
Post your picture with #worry #azurehills for today and let us catch a glimpse of God’s presence in your everyday life.
How do you #WeAreAzureHills?
Join our Azure Hills church community as we #WeAreAzureHills together – celebrating God’s presence in our everyday moments. We invite you to share these moments, especially when we cannot share them together in person.
What is #WeAreAzureHills?
This is a daily scripture, prayer, challenge, reflection question, and photo challenge that will join us together as a faith community, as we are intentional about our connection with one another during these season.
#WeAreAzureHills Photo Challenge
We want to invite you to share this journey with your faith community and use each day’s theme to inspire a daily photo. Post each day on your favorite social media site with the theme and #WeAreAzureHills so we can all be inspired together.