Read Matthew 6:25-34
”Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious 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? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Like anything that’s worth having, you have to work to obtain it. That’s a huge part of all relationships, including our relationship with Jesus.
And we we have many distractions, good and bad, that get in between us and our Bibles - so we gotta fight! It’s around 9:30pm here. Meg and I are exhausted, but we’re trying. We want to get closer to Jesus! We want to meet with Him tonight through reading the Bible. We know it’s worth it! But it’s a fight. We aren’t perfect. Guess who forgot to do yesterday’s devo...this guy.
But no matter what comes our way, the best thing for us is to seek Jesus first above everything. Our relationship with him is the most important thing we’ll ever have EVER! And like most things worth having, it takes work!
BUT YOU’RE NOT ALONE. We are in this with you. We fail too. And so will you. The question is...will you keep seeking? Just because you missed one day, does that mean you’ll go on to miss the entire year?!