Meg here! I loved Elizabeth’s post about seeking bulk quantities of Jesus. And I too am a fan of Costco. My mom worked in children’s ministry when I was growing up, so we would reap bountiful BJ’s harvests of Fruit by the Foot and Tootsie Pops. And below is our Costco couch being put to good use.
Anyway, recently I have been praying through focusing on the big picture: God is in control and I am to live in the Spirit, each day as it comes. And the only way to not get strangled by the worry weeds is to seek first and fully His kingdom. As much as possible!
I have been in transition since we moved this summer, and there are a lot of decisions to be made from housing to jobs and what church to attend. Sometimes I get stressed just making little decisions like which pharmacy to go to or where to take our dog to the vet. I feel like I’m planning a wedding- I just need a location and then everything else develops from there. But some decisions just have to be made even if I still have big questions about other pieces to the puzzle.
Even if I don’t see how every piece fits together, as I move forward each day, I know that God will provide and care for me. In Matthew 6, Jesus said:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Even the lilies are gloriously clothed, how much more will my Father care for me?
And the key to not worrying, as Jesus commanded:
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Moderation is the key to everything but Jesus. And Twizzlers, perhaps. Seek Jesus with absolute abandon and devour His word in the greatest quantity possible. I can trust that the details and minor decisions are taken care of as I put my Lord first.