Monday, October 31, 2011

What's Important To You?



















As we gaze at GOD's creation, let's remember what is really important!

"27-29"Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
 30-33"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
 34"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." 
Matthew 6:27-34 The Message 

~What is important to you?

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea






21 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

Giving and loving. I've been writing down my blessings and it's amazing to see how many there are.

Beth E. said...

Amen...that's a good word, Andrea!

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Andrea, this is so important in this season. Many have suffered great lossess and feel that all is lost, but it is not. I am determined to maintain my focus on what matters. We all will see the goodness of our Father in the land of the living.

Faith, hope, and above all and eternal...love.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, thank you for this, dear sister. I needed it today. So much going on in my little world, that I need to remind myself there is only ONE thing needful, to sit at Jesus' feet and love Him.

Wanda's Wings said...

Where would we be without His love?

Rhonda said...

AWESOME WORD! SO TRUE SO TRUE...AND YES I AM SHOUTING NOT WITH ANGER THOUGH BUT WITH EXCITMENT OVER THE BEAUTY THE LORD HAS GIVEN US TO VIEW AND EXPERIENCE

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Andrea for sharing. Blessings.

Terri Tiffany said...

Wonderful verses. I tend to get worked up and then go to the Lord--got to change that!

Trisha said...

Beautiful and true. Blessings.

Denise said...

Such a lovely post.

Nezzy said...

What wonderful words of wisdom. I truly believe as we age we begin to get comfortable in our own skin and hopefully open ourselves fully to the will of our Father.

Important to me is God, family and health.

God bless and thanks for the great read sweetie!!! :o)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."
What a blessing to come by here tonight and read this before going to bed. Andrea honey how I have missed you and your writing.
You always open my eyes and heart to all my blessings and I can not thank you enough for the blessings you give me.
God Bless You my dear friend and forgive me for not coming by like I want to.
Love ya
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

LOL
Thank goodness I was half way behaving on my site today when you came by. I laughed so hard at your comment.
I do try to behave most of the time but then you know how Pearl is
Love
Maggie

Cathy said...

I love the Message. Thanks for this post.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

this took my breathe away...the picture of Doug on the shore..and your words. Tons of hugs to you best buddy.

Mari said...

Great message! Of course I've heard it before, but it is often said without the last verse, which gives some great instruction on what we should be focusing on!

Karen said...

The Message version of this scripture really says it wonderfully...

Saleslady371 said...

God provisions...that's the most important!

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

Thank you for this Godly perspective. You're a blessing.

Renee said...

Hi Mrs Andrea, Hope you are having a Blessed weekend..

*Renee & Jacob

koralee said...

Hi Andrea...so nice to visit you .....I have missed you and your inspirational blog my friend...will be back soon. xoxoxo