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Light Bulb (2 of 2)
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Matthew 6:25-33 (NIV)
Vs. 25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"
Vs. 26 "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
Vs. 27 "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
Have you ever had one of those moments where the light bulb just goes on in your head? Maybe you get an idea that illuminates a confusing situation. Or maybe you see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to a problem you've been facing. Or maybe it's one of those light bulb movements where you realize you've been making some really dumb decisions and you sort of wake up and smell the coffee and start changing. Now this is a normal 120 volt large light bulb, so it's just a regular light bulb, but our technical team has hooked up this apparatus that sends 30,000 volts through it and they've asked me if I would just kind of plug this in and see what would happen, so that's what we're gonna do here. And that's what happens to a normal light bulb when it has 30,000 volts going through it and guys, it kind a shocks you to be honest, and it feels really hot, really hot in fact. But it's pretty cool isn't it? But it reminds me a lot of light bulb moments that usually cause me to change because we rarely change when we see the light, but we change when we feel the heat. Wall Street and the financial markets have been feeling the heat and they're making some changes. Now, what amazes me, is these people are supposed to be the brightest bulbs in the bunch when it comes to finances, but they make such dumb decisions. But I'm afraid when it comes to finances we can all make dumb decisions. That's why we're on a series called Seekonomics because in God's economy he says, if you'll seek me first, I'll give you peace and provision in uncertain times. And there's a lot of uncertainty out there. So today I want to shed some light on how to overcome financial fears and anxiety. Now I'm not really worried because I've got my money in Washington Mutual and AIG and Lehmann Brothers.
And just some of the bigger firms that have been around for a long, long time. Isn't it amazing that just two years ago the things that seemed so certain aren't very certain at all anymore? But God's word is certain and we're going to look at his seekonomic principles today because he says, I'll meet your needs and more importantly, I'll give you the things money can't buy, peace of mind. Purpose, fulfillment, meaning.