More than fashion & delicacies (a look at what Jesus said) You’re worth more than a cheep bird!

Especially since I’ve lost use on my legs I’ve had to fully rely on The Lord. 

I recall when my main source of income was helping others. Now,  my survival depends on others helping me.

Now more than ever I find myself having to fully trust that God will meet all my needs.

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:25 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.25.NLT

What do we live for?

Rewards?

“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.  When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get.  But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.  Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

Matthew 6:1‭-‬4 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.1-4.NLT

“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.  But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

Matthew 6:5‭-‬6 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.5-6.NLT

“And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get.  But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face.  Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

Matthew 6:16‭-‬18 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.16-18.NLT

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Matthew 6:21 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.21.NLT

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:25 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.25.NLT

Look back at few verses:

“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.  But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

Matthew 6:22‭-‬23 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.22-23.NLT

Perception & perspective are so important. When we see things God’s way then we are truly going God’s way.

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. 

You cannot serve both God and money. 

That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. 

Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them.

 And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?  

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

 “And why worry about your clothing?

 Look at the lilies of the field 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 wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. 

Why do you have so little faith?

 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 

 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Matthew 6:24‭-‬34 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.24-34.NLT


“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

Matthew 6:25‭-‬26 MSG

http://bible.com/97/mat.6.25-26.MSG

“What’s the price of two or three pet canaries?

 Some loose change, right? 

But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! 

So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. 

You’re worth more than a million canaries. 

“Stand up for me among the people you meet and the Son of Man will stand up for you before all God’s angels. But if you pretend you don’t know me, do you think I’ll defend you before God’s angels?

Luke 12:6‭-‬9 MSG

http://bible.com/97/luk.12.6-9.MSG

Knowing, trusting, growing in faith.

In Christ, Beetle 

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