A couple of weeks ago one of my children asked for a loan. I hesitated telling him I needed a couple of days to think on it. This would allow me meditative time to see how it “felt.” I find that if I wait and listen the answers appear. Days later, I felt comfortable saying yes and lent him the money knowing all would be well. This cash was earmarked to pay a portion of my real estate taxes. Hence the hesitation.
Unforseen circumstances have affected his ability to pay me. Still I trusted my instinct and feelings. When I received the tax bill it was less. The bill was the exact dollar amount less that my son had borrowed. I was joy-filled. Ha! Why? Because it was so serendipitous, so divine, such a gift. I had enough for the remainder of the bill, he has plenty of time to pay, and all is well.
Over the years, serendipitous events have happened, but none so “in your face,” so exact. The next decision or challenge you face, sit quietly, give yourself time to reflect and hear. Listen and trust what you feel. We are more than this…
Matthew 6:25-34 NKJV
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.