Good morning! This is what I woke up to today! God painted a beautiful sunrise. I stood in front of my home in my PJs and snapped pictures while I said “thank you Lord.” Wow. Read what Jesus said to those listening to Him teach.

25 “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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

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. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~Matthew 6:25-34 NIV

This says it all. Let it go. Let go and let God. Release it. Whatever mantra you need to say to yourself to focus on today, this moment, and all God has for you in the present. I worry about too many things that are inconsequential. I have food, clothes, a home, and Jesus. We often think we need more. There are many who don’t have even these basic things. We can’t add an hour to our life or an inch to our height by worrying and fussing. I have things to fuss and worry about today. I am choosing to stop the thoughts when they arise. I will replace the thought with “thank you Lord for …” If I can’t think of anything to be grateful for at that moment, I’ll thank Him for the morning sunrise.

Dream Big! Pray Big!

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