Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Words of Encouragement

My college-age daughter was having a very stressful day today, so this morning I sent her this image and these words from Matthew 6 in the Message.
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.  Your'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

The flower pictured is a called "Prairie Smoke", one of those wildflowers that may never be seen, yet look at how glorious it is!  I find that I turn to these verses alot when I need to remember how significant my life is to God and how much I can trust him to work out even the smallest details.


  1. this is beautiful, and what a sweet Mama. I cannot believe this school year is about went so fast. I wanted to send my darling daughter care packages galore, and have not done so...feel bad about that. will make it a priority to do so next year.

  2. I love your words: "Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions."
    What beautiful thoughts!



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