Echoes From the Campfire

Some winter mornings, the fire just wasn’t as warm as it used to be.”
              –C. Wayne Winkle (One Last Chase)

    “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
              –Matthew 24:12-13 (NIV)
2020 has just started and folks are already worried about the future.  It just seems that some people have to have someone to worry and fret over.  What they need is a good dose of the Holy Spirit to quench those fears.
    I came across the following many years ago, written by Milton W. Zeeb.  Since I’m already running late in getting this sent, I thought I’d use his few words for our thoughts today.

         “So don’t be anxious about tomorrow!  God will take care of your tomorrow too!  Live one day at a time.” (Matthew 6:34, Living Bible)
         Anxiety is one of the enemies of the soul and life to be shunned.  However, we recognize that all of us become anxious about things that we do not know definitely, especially those things about tomorrow.  The question “Where will I be tomorrow?” or “What will happen tomorrow?” is not easily answered.
         But there is an answer for those who have learned to trust God.  Jesus knows all about our tendency to be anxious.  He also knows that being overly concerned about tomorrow does not help our soul’s well-being.
         First Jesus tell us not to be anxious and then he explains why:  “God will take care of tomorrow too!”  In other words, you managed to overcome the difficulties of today because God took care of it before you got there.
         Our anxieties about ourselves, about our loved ones and about our friends are useless because God has already taken care of them.
         There is one thing that you can do, however, and that is trust God that he will do what he has said.  Live today in the strength that God gives, and you know that tomorrow you will be able to do the same, regardless of what may come; God is there.
         Prayer:  O God, my Father, help me not to become overanxious about my life.  Give me the faith to know that when I go through unknown experiences, you have already been there, preparing the way for me.  Amen.

Hope you have a good day in the Lord.  That’s the key:  IN THE LORD!