Lent Daily Devotional: 3/24/21

Matthew 6.25-34

Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life, what you’ll eat or what you’ll drink, or about your body, what you’ll wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they are? Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? Notice how the lilies in the field grow. They don’t wear themselves out with work, and they don’t spin cloth. But I say to you that even Solomon in all of his splendor wasn’t dressed like one of these. If God dresses grass in the field so beautifully, even though it’s alive today and tomorrow it’s thrown into the furnace, won’t God do much more for you, you people of weak faith? Therefore, don’t worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Instead, desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Dear Lord, When we worry, sometimes it is out of pure concern and nervousness.  Sometimes it is out of wanting control or the knowledge of the future.  This is something we do unconsciously.  We don’t normally think – I want the powers of GOD and greater.  We just think – I wish I knew what was in the future.  We just think- I wish I knew what will happen tomorrow, but we don’t do it on purpose.  Lord, please forgive us.  We are imperfect people.  We are still learning to put 100% trust in you.  We should not doubt you because the flowers don’t walk to a well to pull buckets of water from its depths, but you gladly give them water when it is the right time. Thank you, Lord, for teaching us what it is to truly live- not just be alive. Amen

(Prayer written by one of our outstanding kids, Penny O’Neal!!!)

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