Today’s post is not spiritual or theological. It’s just downright practical. We face the question every day, “What really matters?”

Read: Philippians 4:6-13

I came home from an all day event to find that my freezer was not working. The contents were still cold, but thawed. That’s not a great way to start an evening. All my plans were immediately squashed by the emergency in front of me.

I evaluated the damage and then did the only thing I knew to do. I dropped to my knees in front of my kitchen sink and confessed that I didn’t know what to do. I asked my Father, “What in my freezer really matters?”

I moved from there to action. I cooked shrimp, grilled chicken, and fried beef into taco meat. I called my daughter and son-in-law to assist me and he arrived shortly. I took some of the freezer contents to my neighbor.

As I reflect on what really matters, I know that tonight I lost most of the contents of my freezer. But I haven’t lost my faith in the God who provides for me. I know that He is watching and this is not a problem to him.

This event changed the trajectory of my next few days as I continue to clean up the mess. I also know that he will help me accomplish all that needs to be done.

What really matters? What has happened in your day? How can you invite the presence of God into the events and allow him to provide creative solutions?

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