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The Birds And The Trees

  • See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they? Which of you, by being anxious, can add one cubit to the measure of his life?Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. Matthew 6:26 WEB

    The ants crawling along the ground always have plenty to eat. So do the squirrels running along the tree limbs, the birds and the bees flying through the air, the fish swimming in the sea, they are all taken care of by God. Plants and trees that are rooted in place and cannot even move, are still taken care of by God right where they are.

    Everything in nature does their part as they are able, and God takes care of the rest. He puts what they need within their reach, even if they are immobilized. We have a giant oak tree in our yard that has never taken a step from where it was born and it is nearly one-hundred years old.

    The birds of the air are taken care of one day at a time. There may be a drought or a famine, and it may affect them for a while, but being that their species is not extinct, they have been taken care of pretty well for a very long time.

    It is always us who start to panic when it does not happen fast enough. So many times I have been concerned about tomorrow, only to find that when it got here, everything was fine. God took care of it somehow. Look back over your life. You are still here.

    I am not saying there have not been times that lacked of wants, times of having less than I wanted to have, or felt that I deserved. The Lord knows that we have seen the unemployment line more than once, but we have never had to go hungry. There was always something to eat and something to wear.

    David said 'I have been young, and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread' (Psalms 37:25).

    Don't panic, don't get anxious about what you think may come. Don't let your fear snowball into something that blocks your view of God. He knows your needs and you mean much more to Him than the birds of the air that He also takes care of. He created us in His own image. When the need comes, the answer will as well. Just continue to do your part and trust that God will provide what you need within your reach.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for providing for me. You are so good to me and I want more of You in my life. Lord, cover me in Your peace. Touch me today and let me know that You are there no matter what I face, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Wednesday! For those who missed the group email, the Creation Photographers group fun theme of the week is "Winter Wonderland": December is almost here, the days are growing colder... show us winter in your area! Our themes are open for interpretation and you are always encouraged to post whatever you wish. To find this and all of our other groups, just go to the Groups tab on the site menu. Have a blessed day!

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank you for this devotion this morning this has made me feel a little better about things going on in my life Amen 

November 30, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah  amen

 

November 30, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

Very much what I needed. Although my SSD has been approved, I have not gotten anything in writing in the mail. Nor has the SS worker returned my calls. All I know is I have been approved. I asked her two weeks ago when this will be availabe, I said my rent is due December 1, she said, she thinks it will be there then. I have not bitten off my fingernails, I am at peace, but there is still that unknown what if. I have $1.22 in my checking, Foodstamps come in on the 7th, savings holds fast at .13 cents. This whole past year has been a walk of faith, of trust, of Beliving God would do what He said he would do. What happens in my life is a testomony to God in how it was handled, God gets the glory, cause at times I feel like the kid on Homealone when he puts on shaving colonge and screams out loud. My heart belongs to the Lord, I gave that a long time ago, He knows me inside and out, he knows my faults, my weaknesses and my fears, yet I still him whisper, trust Me, Everything is going to be ok, be still, all is not lost ,are but a few whispers I hear from him when I am blue. God ordered my steps again today, I am thankful and will continue to trust his promises. 

November 30, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Praying for you<3

November 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

November 30, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Prayers for abundant blessings for you!

November 30, 2016
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Linda Lauver
Linda Lauver

God has provision we know not of! May God bless you richly!

November 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH.  Always

November 30, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Just what I needed to hear.  Thank you<3

November 30, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father you have always taken care of my family. There were times I've been anxious but now I calmly do my part and wait for you to answer and handle the situation, you have never let me down, even in hard times you have been there. Thank you in Jesus's name

November 30, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. He has always provided and He will always provide.

November 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen.

 

November 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I know I can trust Him with my life, because He leads me and guides my foot steps.

November 30, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

God has always provided for my needs. I can trust He is on time, never early, never late!

November 30, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

God is so incredible!

He takes such good care of us, each and every day.

THANK You Jesus!!!!

November 30, 2016
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Linda Lauver
Linda Lauver

What a timely message for my husband and I Today! This very moment! Thank you!

November 30, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen. Jehovah-Jireh

November 30, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen thank you Lord Jesus for giving pastor Todd this message to bless the needy. I need to hear this message God bless. 

November 30, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! Thank you for a word in season

November 30, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

November 30, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

I had to chuckle...once again, your message Pastor, is directly related to what I was thinking and praying about.  Less than an hour agao I was praying about my truck and finances being tight and this online course I've started, which is making things tighter for the next fwe months.  Seems I got my answer! Thank You Lord, for always taking care of me. 

November 30, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion for another timely message. Our Heavenly Father is so wonderful. He provides for me every day. I have never been disappointed. Thank you Father for all you do for me. Cover me in Your peace. Touch me today and let me know that You are there no matter what I face. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

November 30, 2016
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider

I like the last line..."just continue to do your part"....God gave us free will and I believe He expects us to do our part. We are not trees rooted to one spot so we need to move! 

November 30, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amne!     Thank you for the devotion Pastor Dion. :-)    

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for providing for me. You are so good to me and I want more of You in my life. Lord, cover me in Your peace. Touch me today and let me know that You are there no matter what I face, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen and Amen, <3

December 1, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.   Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for providing for me. You are so good to me and I want more of You in my life. Lord, cover me in Your peace. Touch me today and let me know that You are there no matter what I face, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 1, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

December 1, 2016