Sunday, June 15, 2008

Look at the birds

W hen you shift your mind into neutral and just let it idle, where do your thoughts go'? Do you worry about money'? We are to be careful with money, but Jesus taught that we are not to be full of care about it. If you have given yourself to God, you don't have to worry about life's necessities. God Himself has assumed responsibility for your food and clothing.

Speaking of our need for food, Jesus pointed to the birds. He said, "They neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" That doesn't mean we get what we need by doing nothing. Birds must scratch and
search for food. The point is, they don't worry about it.
Jesus instructed us to center our lives on God's kingdom. Then clothing, food, and drink will be ours as well. Look at it this way: If you center your life on money, you'll ultimately leave it or it will leave you, and you'll also lose out on God. But if you center your life on God and doing His will, all these other things are thrown in.

Does your concern for making money and keeping it overshadow your concern for doing God's will? If so, stop and look at the birds. -HwR

More secure is no one ever
Than the loved of the savior
Not yon star high abiding
Nor the bird in home-nest hiding


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