“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing... And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things... Do not fear, little children, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” (Luke 12:22-23; 29-30; 32)
Good day to you!
I love today’s scripture passage because it proves to me that God wants to bring His redeemed children right back to the place Adam and Eve were after creation and before the fall, where they didn’t have to work to live. God not only literally provides everything for us, but He takes pleasure in so doing; that’s my favorite part. It speaks of His love for us and His desire to fulfill our souls and meet all of our needs at all times so that we can give our whole focus and devotion to Him in JOY!
Amen! What a life! :0)
A Simple Truth
God always feeds me. He always clothes me. I have never lacked or wanted in any way for any of these things, all of my life. [I cover that testimony with Christ’s Blood!] It’s been one of the most starkly literal truths I've come to since being called by God as a Pastor. He has shown me a very important thing:
I have NEVER been "my own source" for any good thing in my life, EVER. No, that’s not the no-brainer it seems like it is... at least not for me. In the past, I would say to myself that God provided my employment, but my belief systems would maintain that I was the one who earned my own paycheck... I did the work worthy of the pay.
The real truth is God was responsible for that also. He provided everything that went into it, friends; the ability for my employers to pay me, the ability for me to do the work for which I was paid, and the literal cash placed into my coffers. After all, God declares in Psalm 50:10&12, "For every beast of the forest is Mine; and the cattle on a thousand hills... If I were hungry, I wouldn't tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness.”
So rest easy, beloved, because in a nutshell - God’s got it!
(Originally published May 1, 2013)