Friday, September 30, 2016

Devotional – Live for today

Nikon D2X, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX, ISO 100, ƒ/2.8, 1/125

Matthew 6:34
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

The life of the freelancer is one of feast and famine. It can produce untold amount of stress.

The major difference between freelancing and being on a staff is as a freelancer you are all too aware that you are working project to project. As staff you are just as prone to lose your job as the freelancer it is just that you think you are more secure, but you are not.

Just because you want to do something as a career doesn't mean you are really cut out to do it. I am seeing so many people who think that the grass is greener on the other side. They think that being in a creative field that you spend most of your time creating something.

You may be that person who is struggling right now. Take a deep breath. Pray and ask for God's wisdom and be willing to do what he wants. I can guarantee you he wants the best for you just like these parents do for their children.

Nikon D2X, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX, ISO 400, ƒ/2.8, 1/125

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

I am so reminded of how dependent we are in this world on others. In these photos the children rely on their parents to meet their basic needs.

It is my faith that sustains me each day. I know that God cares as much for me as these mothers do for their children.

These children are being taken care of because they are resting in the hands of their parents. Do you rest in the hands of your heavenly father?

Also, take the time to lift up others around you. Maybe God is wanting to use you as his voice today to help someone else. Remember it isn't all about you.

Nikon D2X, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX, ISO 100, ƒ/2.8, 1/125

Lamentations 3:22–23
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness.

I can imagine that just like this mother enjoys watching her sleeping child our father in heaven does the same with us. He takes delight in watching us, especially when we are obedient to him.

1 Chronicles 28:9
"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

Sometimes we just need a reminder that we have a father who really cares for us each day. As a freelancer living in today is much better than worrying about tomorrow.

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