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Monday, March 7, 2016

God Is My Provider

In review of Matthew 6:26 it says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Bottom Line:
God will provide for us.

What this means to me:
I shouldn’t worry or fret over the provisions of daily life.  Birds do not plant seeds, gather a harvest or storage things away in a barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are we than birds.

In the later half of Matthew chapter 6, Jesus is teaching about money and possessions. In the middle of this teaching he tells us to not fret and worry about provisions. As an example God cares for birds who do not plan or store away. Aren’t we of even more value to Him than these birds He cares for.

What I have learned is that God loves me so much that He will provide for all of my needs if I just let Him. Jeremiah 29:11 reinforces this, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

This does not mean that I get to sit idly by and wait for things to fall into my lap. I am to play an active part in what God has planned for me. I am to show up and pay attention to the directions that the Holy Spirit gives me.

This morning I pray and thank you Father for all of the blessings You have given me. I know that You are aware of my needs before I am and that You have the best plans in store for me. Thank You for providing for my needs and making such good plans for my benefit!

So in reality, it doesn’t make much sense to worry about food, drink or clothing. Life is more than food and my body is more than clothing. If God cares so wonderfully for the creatures and plant life that are hear today and then gone tomorrow, with how much more certainty will he care for me.  

Instead of being concerned for these things, Jesus suggests that I concentrate more on seeking the things of God’s Kingdom above all else. When I do, God will provide for all of my needs.