Have you ever heard the phrase "don't sweat the small stuff?" It reminds me of all those years ago when I was a struggling college student. I was blessed to have a scholarship to pay for my schooling. I was an independent sort (can you imagine...) and didn't want to have my parents pay for my spending money. They were dairy farmers and as many of you know, the life of a farmer can be anything but profitable! So I went to work the summer after my freshman year. And I continued to work during breaks. By my junior year I was working 30+ hours a week and finally, my senior year, I accepted a full-time opening with the company. It was difficult. I worked 40+ hours a week and carried a full time class load. And boy, did I ever sweat "all the stuff..." lol... I worried about everything! I was so stressed out that I really didn't get to enjoy my college years and particularly my last semester! Didn't matter if the problem was large or small... I obsessed about it...
For the longest time, I believed God didn't want to be bothered with my little problems. After all there are bigger things for him to worry about like wars, famines and the like, right? Wrong! We should share our needs and desires with him. And we have to be mindful that we may not get the answer we want. However, the Father knows what is best. The Lord's Prayer gives us an example of such a prayer. We need food to eat? We ask. At my house we give grace at each meal, thanking God for his provisions. But I can't remember the last time I asked him to take care of my needs... I am guilty of thanking Him after the fact. I should give it all to the Lord, big or small. Be bold and ask for what you need. After all, we share everything with our best friend. We should have just that kind of relationship with God. He wants all the big and little stuff we carry around! I plan on sharing more with Him each day. I hope you will too!
Paper - Bazzill; K & Company Julianne
Stamps - ODBD - Fancy Labels, Our Daily Bread
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