Biblia ne vorbeste cind intr-un fel cind intr-altul. Mie mi se intimpla sa merg la biserica si sa mi se para ca tot ce s-a spus acolo este pentru mine. Ma gindesc…cum m-a dibuit iara pastorul ce problema am? De fapt…nu este pastorul bisericii…cit Pastorul cel bun care stie nevoile noastre si ne pregateste exact hrana de care avem nevoie, sau jordita …depinde de imprejurari.
Duminica trecuta la biserica eram asezata linga copii mei. A venit momentul cind pastorul a intrebat daca cineva are o problema personala sa se aseze jos si obiceiul este ca pastorul (si biserica in gind) se roaga pentru nevoile celor asezati - iar citiva din jurul omului de pe banca isi aseaza o mina pe umarul lui si astfel aducem in fata Domnului nevoile, durerile, necazurile si grijurile noastre. Este un obicei pe care nu l-am cunoscut dinainte, din bisericile romane, dar care mi se pare bun. Nu trebuie sa stie nimeni care este nevoia pentru care te rogi…Domnul o stie. Si cum stam in picioare linga copii mei, ii simt cum cu coada ochiului ma fixeaza din priviri…rezist eu citeva secunde dupa care ma uit si eu la ei…si amindoi, si fata si ginerele meu aveau o privire ca de porunca…si privirea spunea…"aseaza-te imediat"!!! Si m-am executat urgent. Ordinele se executa, nu se discuta.
Stiau ei ceva, bag sama…Tot duminica trecuta a fost predica de mai jos. E mult de tradus, dar am inteles ca multi romani stiu engleza poate mai bine decit noi emigrantii din America…asa ca pentru ei nu va fi nici o problema sa se uite pe schita predicii de mai jos.
Ingrijorarea pare un pacat marunt…Dar e un pacat. E un fel de cheltuiala in plus, care nu este necesara si care seaca bugetul …Ca nu conteaza ca te cheltui mult odata sau putin de multe ori…de fapt cheltuielile mici sint ceea ce produc risipa. Si ingrijorarea este un fel de risipa de energie, timp si binecuvintari; este o unealta pe care diavolul o foloseste tare des sa ne saraceasca , sa ne tina ocupati ca sa nu facem lucrurile pe care Dumnezeu le-a planuit pentru noi. Sper sa va fie schita de mai jos de folos.
WORRYING IS A WASTE OF TIME
LUKE 24: 13 – 35 DR. AUBREY MCGANN
The Resurrection had taken place! Jesus was alive! But the followers of Christ did not know that He had been raised from the dead. Recent events had left them distraught and worried. Then some remarkable things occurred that made them realize that worrying was a waste of time and energy.
GOD KNOWS WHAT WE NEED BEFORE WE DO
Mark 16: 1 – 4 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large.
Matthew 28: 2 “And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.”
Matthew 6: 31, 32 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.”
Matthew 6: 27 “Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”
Matthew 6: 27 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” NIV
2. GOD HEARS US BEFORE WE CALL
John 20: 14 – 16 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, ‘Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to Him, ‘Rabboni!’”
Daniel 9: 18 “O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations… for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies.”
Isaiah 65: 24 “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”
3. GOD PREPARES FOR US BEFORE WE GET THERE
John 21: 3 – 12 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?” They answered Him, “No.” And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea. But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish. Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread… Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the Lord.
SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
Ecclesiastes 11: 10 “… refuse to worry.” NLT
Matthew 6: 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” NASB