(those in parenthesis are my own additions)
Have you any of these?
ecclesiophobia -fear of church
anupthaphobia - fear of staying single (!) wink wink)
aurophobia - fear of Gold (ok maging girlfriend noh?)
cacophobia - fear of ugliness (nice one!)
catoptrophobia - fear of mirrors (funny how scared could one be when he sees his own face)
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bet you have read this a few many times, but please take time to read it now with a new set of eyes
Matthew 6:25-34 (NIRV)
Do Not Worry
25 "I tell you, do not worry. Don't worry about your life and what you will eat or drink. And don't worry about your body and what you will wear. Isn't there more to life than eating? Aren't there more important things for the body than clothes?
26 "Look at the birds of the air. They don't plant or gather crops. They don't put away crops in storerooms. But your Father who is in heaven feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than they are?
27 "Can you add even one hour to your life by worrying?
28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the wild flowers grow. They don't work or make clothing. 29 But here is what I tell you. Not even Solomon in all of his glory was dressed like one of those flowers.
30 "If that is how God dresses the wild grass, won't he dress you even better? After all, the grass is here only today. Tomorrow it is thrown into the fire. Your faith is so small!
31 "So don't worry. Don't say, 'What will we eat?' Or, 'What will we drink?' Or, 'What will we wear?' 32 People who are ungodly run after all of those things. Your Father who is in heaven knows that you need them.
33 "But put God's kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do. Then all of those things will also be given to you.
34 "So don't worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
merimnao - greek word for worry
- means divided mind, your mind is pulled in different directions
Reasons why you shouldnt worry
1. WORRYING destroys our relationship with God
- kinda an indirect atheism
How does materialism affects us?
a. it enslaves the heart.
For wher your treasure is there your heart will be also. Matt 6:27
b. it cheapens us
2. WORRYING erodes our inner strength
-worries of life strangles the word of God
worry is the opposite of faith, it is like saying that God is a liar and that he cannot keep his promises, (EMMANUEL, God is with us - right?, soooo sad I've always known that but I havent internalize it as much. Funny that He even told my parent to name me Emma.)
3. WORRYING blinds us to the reality of God's generosity
-we become dissatisfied
Next time you worry remember:
1. Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs
2. Your Father give good gifts
3. Only a few things are necessary
This is a very timely message for me. Ive become a worrier for some time now. I didnt know that I am indirectly saying that God is a liar. I hope that this inspires you as it has inspired me. Hakuna Matata =P
Worry occurs when we assume responsibilities that are beyond our control. Let Go. Let GOD.