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- A few weeks ago, we noticed a beautifully fashioned bird’s nest.
- It is estimated that there are almost 20,000 species of birds in the world, and they all build nests and find food relative to their ilk.
- God, in His infinite wisdom, not only created each species, He told/tells them what to do to function.
- As God’s greatest creation, how much more will He direct us, if we follow His lead?
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
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.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
BCU Fam, every time I read this passage of Scripture it blesses me! I have never seen a bird walk the nest worried about the next meal. They do what God tells them to do and they eat and rest daily. Think of all the lilies are that grow each year without working or thinking about what they will put on, yet they grow and are beautiful! How much more will God take care of US? God has given everything He created instructions on how to function on Earth including us, through His Word. With His help, we need to mediate on His Word and follow through with what He tells us, starting with seeking His kingdom and His righteousness knowing everything we need will follow. Amen? Amen! Let’s pray!
Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank You for this day you have made and we rejoice and are glad in it. Thank You for reminding us that You take care of everything you created beautifully, and will do so much more for us, who You made in the likeness and similitude of You. Thank You for letting us know that You love us and will take care of us—–we need to follow Your Word and trust Your directions. Remember those of us who are struggling with worry, concern, and doing what You have requested. Help us to remember that when we do things Your way, they will turn out perfectly, because You are perfect in all of Your ways. Thank You for blessing us to walk by faith and not by sight in these situations, and when it’s all said and done, we can look back over those concerns and say that Jesus took care of every last need, so You will be glorified, honored and praised
We also thank You, Jesus for blessing everyone here who has not made You their choice, to do so, by repentance, baptism in Jesus name and being filled with the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:38. We thank you for Your drawing, saving and keeping power working in lives all over this world, in Jesus name, we pray, Amen.
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