Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fully Rely On God

I had the precious privilege of watching a bird build a nest on my front porch this past spring.  As time went on, the bird laid eggs in the nest.  As the eggs hatched the momma bird worked very hard feeding these baby birds.   

I was really in awe of how many trips the momma bird made back and forth in order to provide for her babies.  (Did you know that a baby bird eats a worm whole?...Just a little something I learned as I watched!)
Watching these birds reminded me of scriptures about birds in the Bible.

Matthew 10:29-31
“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin?  And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.  But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.  Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”  

Jesus assures His disciples that they can trust God's sovereignty in their lives.  In my research, I learned that sparrows were the cheapest commodity sold in the markets (as food for the poor). Yet as worthless as sparrows were to people, God watched over them. How much more can we be assured that nothing happens to us when God is not looking?  
Ps 121:4  assures us that “He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

Matthew 6:26
“Look at the birds in the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?”

Here we are reminded once again that God provides for His children and we are to Fully Rely on God! (Remember those F.R.O.G. bracelets we use to wear?)

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