He will provide

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Too often we rely on the headings in our Bible to divide our reading. “Okay, new section title means new topic,” I subconsciously decide. Yet when the Bible was originally written, there were no titles, no breaks throughout the chapter, no division in the message.

On occasion, I recall this truth and try to read past the titles and connect the topics. Reading through Matthew 6 was one of these occasions.

Matthew 6 speaks largely of humility. Each part talks about not boasting in our giving or our prayers, it then transitions to storing up of worldly things and worrying about our needs being met.

The last part got to me as I was once again reminded of my own desire for control. Storing up things, including saving in areas I could instead be giving, is just one way I show control. The other being worry. Just as Jesus demonstrates in Matthew’s account, when people spend their time worrying about the basics they are expressing a lack of control and thus a lack of trust in God’s assurance.

He will provide.

And so we humble ourselves in prayer and through giving, we release the earthly things that have a hold of our hearts, and we release our worries to our Father.

He will provide.

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We are Haley and James Earley, a family of two established on October 11, 2014 in our hometown of Rochester, MN and now living in St. Paul, MN. We are dog-lovers, coffee addicts, tree-huggers, balance-seekers, community-livers, and new foster parents. We live in a house of three adults, three dogs, and our sweet foster kiddos. We desire to slow down in this fast-paced world in order to pursue intentional community as we seek after the heart of God. We're just one couple trying to figure out this whole living life thing.

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