Thursday, October 22, 2015

No Worries

"It's wonderful what happens when Christ replaces worry at the center of your life."  
Phil. 4:7 The Message 

The center of our life is a pretty important place to guard.
Wow, it is so easy to let it fill up with worries.
In fact, for some of us, it actually seems like the responsible thing to do.
You know, to make sure that everything's thought of that could possibly go wrong and then worry about it.
It's what responsible people do, right?
Actually, wrong.
There's a much better way to live and for all you 
professional worriers out there,
here's a little nudge in a more peaceful direction. We can offer this advice because we were highly experienced, professional worries at one time.  Yeah, we all came from long-lines of worriers.
Then, one day we really let this quote sink into our hearts:
"Don't worry about your life.."
Matthew 6:25
It wasn't a suggestion.
It was more like a loving command meant to protect.
And when we did it, stopped worrying, we had some amazing side-effects.Things like: 
Yep, trading worry for all these was the best thing we ever did.
Today's graphic kind of sums it all up for us around here.
It's kind of how we did it.  It's called prayer.
We thought we'd share it with you all today.
Our hope is that, like us, you'll just once-and-for-all, toss all those worries out the window.
Then open-wide the doors of your heart and pray, 
letting God replace all those worries as the center of your life.

 "Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."
Philippians 4:6-7

No worries,
The Velvet Lime Girls
P.S. We hope you'll pass along some of your favorite worry-busting verses, quotes or thoughts.  We just may weave them into a new graphic or art collection to share with others. Thanks!