Birds to me are amazing creatures. I love to watch and listen to them; thankfully, I’m blessed to live in a gorgeous part of the world where they are part of my everyday life.
A blue bird on a gravestone – how appropriate!
Is this a robin with a speckled belly?
Watching the world go by…
That speckled belly bird again!
Our boys on their tractors…like the birds, they are carefree.
Yesterday, I had a chance to catch some on camera and it made me think of one of my favorite passages of scripture:
Matthew 6:25-33King James Version (KJV)
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
It’s hard for us humans not to let go and let God, but I promise he will take care of us. I can promise, because the Bible makes that promise.
I can think of several specific instances God has provided, not only my needs but my wants. These may sound silly, but each time these have happened, I know it’s God working and I take a minute to thank Him:
- Last week, I was running low on deodorant and my mom gave me a brand new pack of 2 out of the blue.
- About a month ago, my car was making an awful sound in the wheels. I took it to the shop expecting something that would be a few hundred bucks to fix, but come to find out, my wheels were just loose! The garage tightened my wheels and didn’t charge me a penny.
- A while back, my husband asked for some crackers and were out. I told him we would pick some up at the store next time we were out. That VERY DAY, my mother in law asked if we wanted a box of crackers because she had picked up an extra during a buy one, get one free sell.
- Last summer, I really wanted to some porch furniture and didn’t want to pay for any (I’m frugal). My husband’s relative was moving and gave a way of bunch of stuff, including a porch furniture set. Guess who got the furniture? We did!
You see, He will take care of you. He’s taken care of my these 34 years of life, and even in death, I know He’s got my back.
Have you decided it’s time to rely on God instead of yourself? Let me know if I can help you!