I think it’s Friday and I think it’s me, John. Good morning!
“Accepted wisdom is a contradiction in terms” – J.K. Galbraith.
I like a good paradox—or an oxymoron… the counter-intuitive.
Hope – Keep your eyes on the prize, take the long view, like the sprinter, fix your eyes on a point beyond the finish line… live each moment, celebrate the now—but watch where you put your feet!
Don’t worry – be happy; you’ll have enough; seek out the things of God first and everything else will follow.
Isolated – but in touch with people across the country, if not the world. Hello Phil and Ros if you’re reading this in New Zealand
Now hear some Nashville session singers working from home:
Hear Jesus speak as you read his words:
“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? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? … But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6: 25 –27, 33
William Carey (famous Baptist) said, “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” What does he want us to want?
Now pray, listening first to the God who already knows what we need. Know that when we’re in line with God’s thinking, Jesus says, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you.” (John 15: 7) Wow!
On a Sunday, we might have a prayer of dismissal about “going in to the world”. Go virtually into God’s world, worrying not, but seeking His Kingdom. Amen.
Thanks for joining us for Zeph Daily this week! Enjoy your weekends – see you on Monday…