CPR for Worried Souls

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I don’t do re-blogs very often.  But this one is perfect for me now, so I am passing it along to all of you in case it is perfect for you, too.

I follow a blog called “The Mid-Week Message” published by a United Methodist pastor in Cherokee, Iowa.  His name is Magrey.  He is a friend of one of my dear friends, and though I have not met him personally we have exchanged a few emails. His posts are well written, insightful and often strike me as iron sharpens iron. (Psalm 27:17).

Blacksmith (Photo credit: This Is Me Smiling)

The post I’m sharing is entitled CPR for Your Worried Soul. Magrey encourages his readers to give CPR to their souls.  CPR:  Cultivate Contentment; Practice Mental Sabbaths; and Revive Relationships.

I’m going to strive to take his advice.  Please let me know if you take it, too.

As I’ve been writing this a passage from the Bible keeps spinning through my mind:

“For this reason I say to you,
do not be worried about your life,

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as to what you will eat or what you will drink;
nor for your body, as to what you will put on.
Is not life more than food,
and the body more than clothing?

Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus)
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Look at the birds of the air,
that they do not sow,
nor reap nor gather into barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not worth much more than they?

Astronomical Clock
Astronomical Clock (Photo credit: simpologist)

And who of you by being worried
can add a single hour to his life?

And why are you worried about clothing?

Stargazer Lilies

Observe how the lilies of the field grow;
they do not toil nor do they spin,
yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory
clothed himself like one of these.

But if God so clothes the grass of the field,
which is alive today
and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace,
will He not much more clothe you?

You of little faith!
Do not worry then, saying,

Worried! (Photo credit: photoloni)

‘What will we eat?’
‘What will we drink?’
‘What will we wear for clothing?’

For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things;
for your heavenly Father knows
that you need all these things.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.

English: An orange sunrise at the ocean in Sou...
English: An orange sunrise at the ocean in South Korea, Dong Hae. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So don’t worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will care for itself.

Sunset, High Dynamic Range Image
Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

— Matthew 6:25-34 NASB


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I am a pianist, musician, music teacher, choir director, mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, sister-in-law, friend, neighbor. I enjoy music (of course!), quilting, sewing, beading, traveling, kayaking, camping, biking, hiking, gardening, knitting, scrapbooking, cooking, reading, poetry, drinking good coffee, and having fun with family and friends. NOTE -- Creative Commons License: All work of The Tromp Queen (quirkyjazz, aka Jill) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License.

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