Friday, October 21, 2011

Do Not Worry

Submission for projectalicia
Beyond this day, I can't see.

So, I may as well live in the moment.

Always, I rush frantic, feel frenzied, but why?  How fruitless is that?  I feel as though I make up stress at times.

submission for weekendreflections

So I'm practicing looking at the moments and not beyond.

Do I have to do this right now?  Yes, so do it. No?  Then don't worry about it for now.

When I look beyond, even to the very next thing, I can't enjoy what I'm doing now.

He who knows the number of hairs on my head knows my to-do list.  If I hand it over He is well able to aid me in prioritizing and accomplishing.

submission for weekend flowers and macrofriday and photoart Friday

"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? 26Look 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." -Matthew 6: 25-30

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  1. Lovely photos. I especially like the angle of the tree shot.

  2. welcome to weekendflowers! thanks for this lovely pink :)

  3. Love the flowers. And SO true: He knows our todo lists!

  4. What a beautiful post Nicole.
    I truly enjoyed reading this!

  5. "So I'm practicing looking at the moments and not beyond." ... a meditation I've worked with for years. Wonderful post, thanks. :)

  6. It is amazing that whenever something comes up in my life that needs addressed I can go to Spiritual Sundays and find not just one blog to fit my need, but several. Yours is such a one. Thank you.

  7. God must be speaking to me about worry. This is the second time I've read those verses. I never thought about God knowing my to-do list but that encourages me. I'm ready to break up with my stress, too!

  8. I'd like to break up with my stres too. lol. Great capture. Thanks so much for joining us for the Shades of Autumn Challenge!

  9. I like that "dear stress, let's break up." Stress is the number one cause of physcial illness. It can also sicken our spirits. Thanks for a great and useful post. God bless. Bobbi

  10. Good advice but not easy to follow. It's always good to "break up" with stress. With God all things are possible.

  11. This is excellent advice but I often have trouble letting go on my own doubts. I try harder to trust the Lord. He is so good. Thank you for the reminder today. Enjoy your week.

  12. Very nice post - Looking at now only and enjoying the minute. He is the ONE who knows everything, sure we should pause and not worry, He will help us achieve our wishes and dreams.
    Very good advice and so nicely written as always. Take care.

  13. So glad, Sherry, that you found me.

  14. Pamela, so happy God is speaking to you of the same thing.

  15. I agree, I want to break up with stress too! We don't need it in our lives.

    Take care and thanks for sharing your thoughts and pinspiration!

    Best wishes,