May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062318.cfm

Jesus said to his disciples: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

“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 clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. 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 given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”

I spent many years learning this hard lesson. Putting aside my will and letting God provide has been an eye-opening experience. The Lord has always provided what I needed, maybe not everything I wanted, but I have never gone without the necessities when I trust in Him. I have learned to give Him my life, my projects, my needs, and He takes care of it, without my help! Trust in the Lord, and you will not regret it.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for helping me in all my needs and for being there to remind me when I forget. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you honor and praise, Amen!

Forever I will maintain my love for my servant.

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