Many times we become anxious and tend to worry about our needs being met.
We allow what we see with our physical eyes to cause us to question, worry
and doubt that everything will be all right. That is basically the
opposite of how God wishes for us to think about our life. He wishes for
us to be confident in Him knowing that nothing good will be withheld from
us. God's wish for us is to portray our life in a manner that All Is Well,
meaning we have a quiet confidence knowing that God will give us all we
need to live this day and each day thereafter. (Matthew 6:34) (Psalm 37:3)
We must also remember to give God thanks for all that we've received in
times past. We must not forget the many times He has already delivered
us. We are to come to Him with our praise and thanks letting God know
that we remember and are thankful for all that He has done for us. It is
in giving thanks that God sees our appreciation and it is in our praise
that He sees our recognition that He did it and not we ourselves. Be
encouraged to trust the Lord to meet your needs. The One who feeds and
takes care of every living creature on this earth will also be faithful to
take care of you, His beloved child. (Psalm 34:1-4) (Psalm 139:14)
I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to see that God is
faithful to meet the needs of His creation. Be confident in the Lord and
know that He will never leave you nor forsake you.
It was a warm breezy summer day in July and a perfect day for a walk. My
first thought was to go to the meadow, a place where I feel comfortable
and secure as if God's hands are around me. The meadow is a place where
you can see all of God's handiwork if you take the time and watch closely,
looking beyond the obvious.
Upon entering the meadow the first thing that caught my eye was the way
the winds blew softly across the sea of yellow goldenrods. It was as
though each flower was in sync with the other as they moved in unison to
and fro in the gentle summer breeze.
The time passed quickly as I became mesmerized by the swaying motion of
this sea of yellow flowers. I could hear the soft, soothing sounds of the
bees as they flew from flower to flower. There was a yellow haze over the
flowers as pollen filled the air, and its fragrance was sweet and
refreshing. I realized that was God's way of helping the bees do their
never ending task of pollinating the flowers of the meadow.
As I looked closer I could see the small birds that were clinging to the
golden rods. They seem so peaceful as they rode back and forth on the
stems, almost as if God had created this motion just for their enjoyment.
What was actually happening was, they were being fed by God's handiwork.
The wind was causing the bugs that sit on the flowers to become airborne
and as they did the birds would feast upon them. It was as though they
knew that all this was being done, just for them.
At the extreme end of the meadow I noticed several raspberry bushes which
were blessed with an abundance of ripened fruit. Looking closer, under the
bushes, were rabbits, field mice and woodchucks feeding on the ripened
berries that were close to the ground. Just behind them were deer eating
the berries that were higher on the bush. It was obvious at this point
that God was providing food for his creatures.
The day passed all too quickly but that was of no importance to me. The
things I had seen were so beautiful and special that time seemed to have
stood still. I had been lost in the overwhelming creations of God, and had
learned that he provides for all his creatures no matter what their needs.
I felt safe and secure in all that was around me, realizing that I too was
a creature of God and that He was providing for me.
Sleep well my friend, wherever you may be...
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 19:1-3 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
sheweth His handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night
sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is
Psalm 145:15-19 “The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their
meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of
every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and Holy in all
His works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that
call upon Him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him:
He also will hear their cry, and will save them.”
Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless
His Holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
Psalm 118:5-9 “I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me,
and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to
trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in
the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW
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Today’s Selected Testimony: MY TESTIMONY OF GRACE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry