Jesus Says, “I Got This.”

Adam_HS_largeLuke 12:29 and 31 read, “So do not be overly concerned about what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not worry about such things. Instead, pursue his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” The things I worry about feel desperately important. And yet Jesus basically tells me, “I got this. You focus on heavenly things and I’ll take care of the human things.”

My response to Jesus’ invitation here is often to let go, then grab it back. Over and over again. But when I truly shift my gaze to the heavenly realm I find new purpose. True purpose and focus. And with it comes peace that often doesn’t make any sense. That purpose and peace leads to mission. Jesus continues in Luke 12, “Be generous. Give to the poor… The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.”

Thank you for embracing that mission. Your focused gaze on heavenly things, along with your open-handed generosity has made a deep impact on God’s kingdom. You have helped start churches in villages with no church. You have rescued children with no parents. You have empowered families with no steady income. Thank you for investing in the treasures of God’s kingdom.

May we let go of our daily worries and embrace the mission of generosity. May we fix our gaze on heavenly things that truly matter, and may God grant us peace and purpose.

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