WORRY FREE LIVING
(Matthew 6:25-27)
 

January 7, 2024
Xavier Maryland, Campus Pastor – Missouri City

 

 

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:25-27

Jesus Implied: Trusting God financially is a gateway to everyday trust.

19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

22 “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. Matthew 6:19-24

 

THE WAY TO A WORRY-FREE LIFE.

1. HEART SHIFT (vs19-21)

A. God wants our desires to align with His.
B. My heart and my treasure will always end up in the same place.

 

2. PERSPECTIVE SHIFT (vs 22-23)

A. Two Things that Taint our Perspective
1. Exposure
2. Comparison

B.I know my perspective has been darkened when luxuries become necessities.

 

3. BEHAVIOR SHIFT (vs 24)
 
A. I must learn to see my life as a tool for the kingdom.
B. 100 percent of our income should be used to honor God.

33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:33-34

Worry free living is a result of complete dependence on God.