Go buy a Lily!

Don’t worry about money…is that really possible when money is so tied to everything we do? Possible yes…easy no. We have to go to the scriptures to at least see the possibility. Here is what Jesus had to say in Mathew 6:25-33. He actually addresses worry in regards to financial provision four times.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worryingadd a single hour to your life?  

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

How does this work in a practical way? Somehow we want to take dominion over our finances. Let joy replace panic; trust replace greed and peace replace worry. We want to take dominion over our finances. The spirit of poverty makes you feel like your finances are out of control. Let dominion over your finances replace that feeling that they are out of control. Jesus said…these things will be given to you.

Here is a practical method I learned from Harold Eberle. Go buy a lily and put it on your desk where you pay your bills. Serious. As you pay bills…look at the flower and let worry be gone in Jesus name. Another translation literally says, “Consider the lilies of the field.” This is not some new age experience. Jesus said to do it.

Go buy a Lily (or another flower depending on the nation where you live because lilies might not be native to your area).

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