I have been waking up at exactly 6:28 a.m. every morning for the past couple of weeks. I thought it odd that it was ALWAYS 6:28. Never 6:27 or 6:35. But as soon as I wake up to gaze at my digital clock on the dresser, it says 6:28. I mentioned it to Hubby this morning and he suggested that maybe it’s a Bible verse and God is trying to tell me something. He recalled something similar happening to one of our former pastors years ago. He went straight to the Bible and pulled up the verse: Matthew 6:28, and this is what it said:
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.” (Matthew 6:28)
The rest of the passage until verse 30 is as follows:
“Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?” (Matthew 6:29-30)
When I read it, I knew this verse was for me. I asked Hubby how he knew it was in the book of Matthew. I mean, it could have been any one of the 66 books in the Bible, but the very first one that he pulled up seemed to speak directly to me. Hubby said it just popped in his mind and he looked it up.
It couldn’t have been more fitting.
When we made the decision to have me be a stay-at-home mom at the birth of our daughter, I knew it wouldn’t be easy to go from double income no kids to a single income with a child. I have my own business, but as most small business owners know, it’s not as steady as a 9-5 job –but the perks are incredible. I have no regrets and thank God every day for the opportunity to be at home with my daughter, as I know it’s a privilege many people want and sometimes simply cannot afford. After all, we live in Hawaii, where cost of living is crazy high!
This verse reminds me of God’s faithfulness in providing for our daily needs and how worrying is unnecessary. Worry is one of my biggest failings. It’s a side effect of being a control freak, I want to carry everything on my own shoulders. I have to remember that God’s shoulders are bigger than mine and He is much more capable of carrying these burdens than me.
God speaks to us in mysterious ways. What is He trying to tell you today?