“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? 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.As the cyclist has adopted an attitude of taking the Tour de France day-by-day, Jesus wants us to trust in Him day-by-day. He wants us to believe that He will provide for our needs one day at a time. This is not easy for us because, in our nature, we really want to know that our needs and desires are going to be met. I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to want to try to “map out” my days and line up all the resources I need for the day. I sometimes fret and worry about all the details. Planning is a good thing and it is important to be successful in a ministry or a business, but Jesus wants us to first and foremost, place our trust in Him to provide… to live day-by-day with His help. Additionally, lot’s of health issues can come from worry and anxiety. Any physician will tell you of the medical complications that will eventually surface if you are a chronic worrier. God knows this as well. That’s just one reason why Jesus exhorts us to put our faith and trust in Him to supply all of our needs. Trust and faith in Jesus is an essential Spiritual Exercise for living life. Day-by-day.