Consider The Birds, Consider The Flowers: Chapter 3
Updated: Apr 1
Welcome back to the stress free, worry free blog. Trust as you let go of all your worries, concerns, and fears, all into God's capable and loving hands, He'll take care of everything. Not only will God take care of everything, He will graciously take care of everything! Just let not your heart be troubled, and wait and watch the Lord move powerfully on your behalf.
Let's talk about food and clothes.
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 than food, and the body more than clothes? - Matthew 6:25
Consider how God takes care of the bird's basics, food and drink. They always have more than enough.. Not only do they have more than enough food and drink, its always FRESH. Their food is freshly served every day. To set up today's meditation, and to clarify, God extravagantly provides for a bird's essentials. There is nothing basic about the way God takes care of a bird's basics. How much more us! If God didn't hold back in giving us His Son Jesus, how much more does He freely, graciously, give us all things.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? - Romans 8:32
Jesus says "is not life more than food.." Life has so much more too it than food. There is playing, dancing, and singing in life. There is star gazing, eating around tables with family and friends, and chatting around camp fires. Life has expanding business opportunities, new trees to plant, and gardens to grow. Jesus points to food, because it's something we all have daily. Just like clothes. We always have clothes, we always have food. The presence of our food and clothes is a constant reminder of the Presence of God. Our Father has clothed us today, faithful as ever. Our Father feeds us today, faithful and good. Check out how Israel (previously Jacob) acknowledges God as providing all his food, "feeding him."
And he blessed Joseph, and said: “God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this day, - Genesis 48:15
I think its beautiful and true, giving thanks and acknowledging God in "feeding you" and "clothing you." Where ever you find yourself, do you have food? Do you have clothing? Praise God for it! God has graciously fed you today, and there's more where that came from! God has graciously clothed you today. If God takes care of these basic essentials for you, don't worry, don't stress, He's going to take care of everything else too. What is complicated to you is not complicated to God. God has the know how and the capability to handle it all. So let it go, and let His supply and power flow! Let the Wisdom of God (Jesus) take the complexities of your situation and simplify it. Let it go, lean not on your own understanding, instead lean on God, who is present with you, faithfully feeding and clothing you.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. - Proverbs 3:6-7
I'll conclude with this today. You don't have to know how, or understand, for things to be taken care of. Completely ditch leaning on your own understanding. Acknowledge God, trust in God with all of your heart, be aware and think about the knowledge of God's presence. Know and understand His great love for you. Know and understand His preference of you remaining in His perfect peace, positioned to receive more from Him. The bird doesn't have to know how the seed gets there. The bird's food and the flower's clothes are there by the love and capability of Our Heavenly Father. The bird is fed by the goodness of God! They have no clue "how" God does it. The flower doesn't understand "how" God clothes them. Remember, how much more does God love us. Remain in God's gift of peace beloved of God. Sink back in the love of God and rest. Rest as God makes all adversity a footstool for your feet! God wants to make all your enemies elevate and promote your feet into a more comfortable posture of rest! Just rest in His great love for you.
The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." - Psalm 110:1
Grace & Peace, be multiplied to you, in the knowledge of God.