Today we are spending time Bible journaling in Matthew 6. (For those just joining, Hi There! Here’s a link to the explanation of POWER.) This chapter was a small beginning for me years and years ago; a teeny tiny step in the right direction towards God. It would take a couple more years for a complete reversion back to my faith but Matthew:25-34 was the beginning. I’d love to tell you it was because I came across it while reading my Bible, but I’m not even sure I owned a Bible yet, ahem? No, my introduction to the Book of Matthew came through a song, Lilies of the Field.
POWERful Bible Journaling: Matthew 6
P –Lord, I am worried for my sweet friend. You alone know what the road ahead looks like for her. Please take my worry and make me useful to her. Please grant her Your peace that passes all understanding. I don’t want her to be scared; that makes my heart heavy for her.
O –This chapter reminds me how much God pays attention to me. I don’t have to be concerned whether or not others consider me a good enough Christian, a good enough Catholic…that’s between God and me. He sees what goes on where others cannot. They can’t see my heart and mind. He can see what goes into the decisions I make regarding my dress, my parenting, my homeschooling, my marriage…everything…He sees and knows the intentions and the very real struggles other do not see.
W —vs 27…And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
E –This verse has been with me a long time. And yet it took me a while–like a couple of years while–of being scared of dying to realize, being scared of dying was not helping me live longer. And if I wasn’t adding time to my life by worrying…was I taking time away from my life? I envision the trust of a little child…I want that trust Lord.
R –When I am afraid, I will trust in You. (Psalm 56:3) I will turn my heart and mind to You and think of a blessing instead of a fear.
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