No matter the challenges that come our way, we should always have a
trusting attitude towards the Lord. We are to have faith that God will
work all things to our benefit and trust that in the end the problems we
faced were to our benefit. The Lord has promised that He would meet all
of our needs if we only trust Him, but many times we believe the lies of
the enemy that God has forgotten us and forsaken us because our problems
seem too great to overcome. What we must realize is that there is nothing
that can separate us from the love of God. He has promised to be with us
in every step and lead our life onto the best path as He sees fit. Be
encouraged to have a renewed outlook on trusting the Lord. Know that He
loves you and wishes for your best interest at all times. Give God thanks
and let Him know that your eyes are not focused on the problems, but rather
they are focused on the Great I Am. (Romans 8:35-39) (2 Chronicles 20:12)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to depend on the
Lord to meet your every need. When we show our dependence on the Lord, He
is pleased to know that our faith is strong in Him.
A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME
“Oh, there you are, Jack,” I said as I looked up from planting a geranium.
“Where have you been? I haven’t seen you for awhile and I was wondering
about you,” I said as I washed off my hands with the hose and dried them
on a rag. I walked toward the bench to rest and visit with Jack for a
while. I had left my tea and toast on the table next to the bench that I
had brought out for breakfast.
“Care for some toast, Jack?” I asked as I offered to share with him. I
knew that Jack loved almost any kind of bread and he did not hesitate to
join me. He seemed to have a sixth sense when it came to knowing when I
was having a bite to eat. At any rate, once Jack finished his bread he
was content to sit and listen to whatever I had to say with very little
comment and he seemed to simply enjoy my company. He didn’t appear to be a
bit anxious about anything.
It occurred to me that Jack seemed to have perfected the art of listening,
which is something that a lot of people could learn from him. He just
kept looking at me while moving his head now and then as if to show that
he was paying attention.
I try to keep an eye on Jack because he was orphaned at an early age.
Since I began looking out for him he has lived a fairly sheltered life.
He doesn’t really know about the threats that are out there in the world.
After all, he is still just a teenager and has a lot to learn but like
most teens he is very independent and doesn’t think about the dangers that
abound around him.
I had a nice conversation with Jack and I cautioned him once again about
the perils that exist in his world but he continued to walk around the
patio completely unconcerned until the dog came over and then he decided
to join me on the bench again. Perhaps Jack is learning to be cautious
after all, I thought.
I’ve learned a lot from Jack, too. He just takes one day at a time and
appears to be content to believe that all of his needs will be met. He
trusts that there will always be something to eat one way or another,
whether it’s food he has to find himself or a bit of bread that is shared
You see, Jack is a little bird. I rescued him from certain death when the
cat discovered him under the propane tank. I took care of him until he
had feathers and was old enough to fly. Now he flies wherever he wants
and usually soars in for a landing on my outstretched hand whenever I call
his name. He loves to splash in the homemade birdbath that I contrived
from an old platter and some stones.
Jack has pretty much learned to make his own way in life now and manages
to find food that is generously provided to him by our heavenly Father.
He doesn’t worry about anything. Jack seems to have a good life. How do
I know? A little bird told me.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat
or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not
life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of
the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
By Pamela Perry Blaine
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and
be glad in it.”
Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they
Isaiah 41:9-10 “Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and
called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my
servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I
am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My
2 Chronicles 20:12 “O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no
might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we
what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: TEN RULES FOR A HAPPY DAY
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Today’s Selected Testimony: HOLLI HESS'S TESTIMONY
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry