Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Do Not Worry"

This week, while comforting a miserable Gavin and while feeling quite anxious and miserable myself, I looked out our front window and saw this:

Then later in the day I looked out our back window and saw this:

These marvelous sights made me think of the following scripture:

[22] Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. [23] "Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. [24] "Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more valuable are you than birds? [25] "And Which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" [26] "If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious about the rest? [27] "Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. [28] "If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? [29] "And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. [30] "For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. [31] "But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added to you." Luke 12:22-31

I absolutely love the fact, that God made sure to put all that we need to know in the Bible! It's ALL there! Every God given word has a purpose for us! I was feeling so sad and anxious and God sent His wonderful creation of birds to remind me of His promise to us! There are so many times that I find myself sinking and the next thing I know, God's word is there to get me floating once again! If God makes sure that the birds are clothed and fed, surely He will make sure I am cared for as well!

Thank You Lord for supplying all that I need and for creating a source, the Bible, in which I can always turn to for the only answers that I need! Please help me to remember to always turn to this source and forgive me when I try to figure it out all on my own! Help me to have patience and to always trust in you! Amen.

"Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears." -- Barbara Johnson

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." James 2-5


TCM said...

oh ok I love the simplicity of this post and how God revels Himself in His creation! GREAT SHOT of that red robin! Wow to see one like that up close and to catch him before he took flight! Wait, Im that round and a little red, how come I don't look that pretty! Thinking of you in the wee morning hours!

Heather said...

Thank you for the reminder.Yesterday was on of "those days".Beautiful pictures also.

Christy said...

Good stuff! God is good. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by our blog and leaving such encouraging words.

Jaxsons Fight said...

What does Gavin like and i will make him a blankie.

Jaxsons Fight said...

I just died when I read your comment. I just bought material that is tan and brown and has african animals on it. How funny. I'm saving that one for Gavin.

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