As children of God, we live in a spiritual reality that is continual.
The spiritual reality is: IT IS ALL ABOUT GOD.
In Him, we live and move and have our being. He is the One Who Sustains us and the One Who Cares for us, and for this very reason, we don’t have to worry. He knows what we need.
We know this because of what the Gospel of Luke tells us:
“Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, ‘That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?'” -Luke 12:22-26
EVERYTHING we have originates from GOD who has bestowed blessings and abilities, INCLUDING the ability to work in order to make money (the wealth we receive in a paycheck no matter what the amount), upon HIS children.
“‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.'” -Luke 12:31-34
Since GOD is the Provider of all that we have and since everything originates with HIM, we, HIS children, do NOT have to worry nor do we have to beg HIM for our needs because HE knows what we need before we even ask.
“Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.” -Luke 22:27-30
Our Father takes great care of His creation. His creation is you and me. He takes care of us.
Because He is our Father, we can have confidence and live without fear, knowing God has already gone before us. He has taken care of our today, our tomorrow, and our future.
Be blessed, Children of God, for He who watches over you NEVER slumbers or sleeps.
Much love to you all,
Linda A. Knowles
Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:19
“‘For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.'” -Deuteronomy 2:7
“And in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.” -Colossians 2:10