My Verse of the Year

Yesterday I wrote about my word of the year, Move. Nick Foster commented about how he does a verse of the year. I liked that a ton, but thought it would take me a while to pick one out. In doing my morning quiet time, I read Matthew 6 and thought:

1. Why wait to pick out a verse of the year?

2. This is perfect…

Matthew 6:25-34 (CSB)

The Cure for Anxiety

25 “Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? 27 Can any of you add one moment to his life-span[a] by worrying? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. 30 If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t he do much more for you—you of little faith? 31 So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God[b] and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Out of all that, I am going to narrow down to the last two verses for my verse of the year – Matthew 6:33-34 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20180108090915301.jpg
I really don’t get anxious a ton, but when I do it’s always random things that have no business get me anxious. I know when I spend time with God, what seemed like something I would always be worried/anxious about goes away.  I want to be intentional of knowing I do that and cut it off from the beginning, by always first seeking God as I start my morning (and throughout the day 1000 more times when I forget).
I love the last part “Each day has enough trouble of its own” because it does, so why do I need to add to it?
Anyone else have a verse of the year they do?

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