October 13, 2008

Living Worry Free

Our pastor is doing a sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount. It's been great! I'm typing up the sermon notes from yesterday so that Dan can see them. Hi honey! And I'm also writing this to be reminded not to worry! Samantha finished her steroid last Tues and her antibiotic on Fri. Sadly, her cough returned yesterday, and it sounds so painful. She's in good spirits, but we have an appt at noon today. I have a hard time thinking she won't be admitted, but I am reminding myself not to worry.

Matthew 6: 25-34

Jesus says there are 4 problems with worry:

Worry distracts me (v 25)
Worry devalues me (v 26)
Worry doesn't work (v 27)
Worry dishonors God (v 28-29)

The root of all worry is doubting God's goodness. Worry is practical atheism.

Remember to...
Live one day at a time (v 34)
Do one thing at a time (v 33)
Trust God all the time (v 31, 32)

Replace panic with promises!!! (He listed a bunch, but I don't have time to copy.) Here's a website he referenced: http://www.olivebranch.com/promises/promises.htm

Definition of worry: Assuming responsibility that God never meant for me to have. Opposite of worry is trust.

So, I'm headed to the dr. appt now, and I'm remembering the truth of God's word as I go!


natasha said...

Let us know how it goes... thanks for sharing, I can always use a dose of that particular wisdom!

Christi said...

Thanks for the reminders, what a great message series!

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

It sounds like you have a lot of great support behind you. I'm very thankful for that. I'm soooooooooo glad she didn't have to be admitted! Is this the first time that the dr said her lungs were whistling? Everytime we go to the dr, eventhough he may have a cough, he still says that his lungs sound clear. That always amazes me.