Steeping in This Reality

by | May 13, 2012 | Uncategorized

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. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Matthew 6:30-34, The Message

Today I throw away the list of worry that wants checking off. Rest in the gift of motherhood and its unanswered questions.

I pray that you embrace the mother that you are to the world. May He be captured, contained, and celebrated today through words, the random smile of a stranger, the warm embrace of you.

 Happy Mothers Day.  Happy Sunday Friends.

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  1. Barbie Hernandez Swihart

    Beautiful post today my friend! I love that verse in The Message. That translation really opens up the scriptures to me. I am tossing my list of worries out the window along with you today my friend. Happy mother’s Day!

  2. charinabrooks

    Thank you for this post Shelley.

    In living by the day and tossing out worries…..there I find peace.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. Megan Willome

    This is a good word for me, a very discouraged mother. But yesterday I took a bike ride, and saw wildflowers like I’ve never seen down on Lower Crabapple. They bring new life to those verse from Matthew.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Megan, so sorry to hear you are discouraged, yet we have all shared in your plight if we are mothers. And I know how a bike ride can renew perspective, I’ve taken a walk or ride many times in discouragement over the years and come back seeing differently. So glad you visited.

  4. kd sullivan

    Wow! I love this in the Message….it needs to be a daily verse!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Me too Kim. I shared it with my husband over breakfast, it spoke to me so.

  5. Joan

    Shelly – I’ve enjoyed seeing your photos of England both on Facebook and here. I love the message translation of that verse! Blessings to you and I’m glad you had a wonderful trip.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      So glad you enjoyed them Joan. I didn’t always have time or internet but wanted to share the beauty I was seeing with everyone.

  6. Laura Rath

    Hi Shelly,
    I first read this Scripture verse in The Message a few months ago and it continues to have an impact on me. I think it’s the way it’s phrased…don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen…I need that reminder and to pay attention to now.
    Thank you for this Sunday reminder. Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      I know Laura, I love the way the Message translates this and makes it applicable, so applicable to my life. Thanks for visiting.

  7. Michele-Lyn (@lifesurrendered)

    I love thinking of how God thinks of us this way… How precious are His thoughts toward us… how vast the number of them.. He shall not leave is in want of any good thing…

    I rest in this truth with you…

  8. Joanne Norton

    Love the photo. Beautiful. Thanks for that and sharing your heart.

  9. simplystriving

    Love how The Message opens my eyes on so many things. This one hit me in the head with a 2×4. Thank you for that 😉
    Welcome home, friend!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      It’s good to be home Nikki, but I am still dreaming of those cobblestones and ancient buildings. I do love the way the Message give new perspective too.

  10. Lisa

    Happy Mother’s Day! Your words remind me of Luke 12:28, but I do love how you tied it to wild flowers. I have never thought of it in that light, thank you 🙂

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