Consider The Lilies

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do
they spin:


 

 Mat 6:25 ΒΆ 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?

Mat 6:26 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?

Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Mat 6:30 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?

Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Mat 6:34 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.

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I've noticed that I go on and on sometimes in my thoughts about what should I do if..... I find myself concerned over little things ... just now and then, but I still do this. Look at the picture on this stat. With such patience He teaches His children. The only thing we have to do is approach Him with the curiousity and trust of a child. Some of us are like children in our walk with Him, some are more like teenagers, and still some are decidedly adult. But it becomes painfully clear that the "older" we get ....... more comfortable and complacent ...... the more frustrated and worried we tend to become. I love going to for a walk (used to anyway while I was able to take long walks) and just observe the little animals and birds; the flowers and trees........ especially in the deep of fall or first of spring. They don't have a care for how to find food or nesting materials. They've not been given the "common sense" that man posesses (presumably!!! lololol) to watch for sales and buy all they need or want. God takes perfect care of them Children have no concerns about how they get fed or get their clothing in most cases. God cares for them even more! I guess the gist of this note is that we need to be calm and trust that we are where we need to be and that God DOES care of every single thing we need. I can't count the times that the tiniest things (things that sound plain silly to most) have worked out perfectly just by believing that God has already done it! Go through this journey of lent with the calm of nature and the trust of a child. Let them teach us how to live anew!

In peace,

Kathy

 
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