Today I will make God my master, not food or clothes or anything else that sustains the body, for the body was made for us to live to God and not to be our master. To do so I will use both heart and mind; the heart to prioritize my relationship with God and the mind to objectively deal with day-to-day worries so that they do not lead to anxiety and destroy my trust in God. Yes, we have our minds to help with managing the jungles of life, to deal with issues and to do responsible planning, but not to be so focused on things far into the future or beyond our control or even relevant to our lives that we live in perpetual poverty, especially the poverty of faith. God desires us to live, not just to exist.
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 clothes?
Today I will go to God’s altar focusing only on my relationship with Him.
(NB: See the January 27 entry “Look Again And Think” in My Utmost for His Highest Classic Edition for a beautifully crafted message warning about the cares of the world.)