As I was reading this morning’s Stream in the Desert by Cowman, I was intriqued by the story. The monk that entrusted its tree to its God, gave Him no constraints or conditions had a thriving tree. However another monk who could not just leave it to God, asked Him to send frost to strengthen the roots of the tree that he just planted. When God sent frost, the tree died.
The monk should have prayed, “Lord, send me what I need, whether it be a storm or sunshine, wind, rain or frost. You made it and you know best what it needs.”
After reading this story, I searched for the bible quote for today’s story and it was, “See how the lilies of the field grow. Matthew 6:28” I felt compelled to open up the bible, wouldn’t you?
Indeed, it is true, I got the assurance from the bible Matthew 6:25-34 tells us not to worry. I want to memorize the following verse:
Matthew 6:34 So don’t worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
A good friend loaned me two Korean dramas, “Super Rookie” and “I am sorry, I love you”. Bless her heart, she has no intention to harm me at all. I had been watching these soap operas addictively. I laughed and cried, and cried some more, as the drama progressed. There are some talented directors that knows the pyschological workings of a woman’s mind. I must resist the temptation to start watching another Korean Soaps because once I start, I cannot stop, staying awake to watch TV all night is definitely not good for my health. I pray that one day I can be addicted to the bible, God’s words.