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Song Birds

  • Aren't five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6 WEB

    We live near the coast of South Carolina in the countryside and have a large oak tree in our yard that overshadows our porch. Sometimes we sit outside and read when the weather is nice, and it amazes me to see how many different types of small birds and animals come by when everything is quiet.

    It is common to see blue jays, cardinals, doves, woodpeckers, wrens, mocking birds, finches, an occasional humming bird, and of course, the tiny sparrow. The air becomes filled with bird songs. Some of the little birds sing so loud that I wonder how can so much sound can come from such a tiny head. They could compete with my guitar amplifier.

    The birds are accompanied by gray squirrels running up and down the tree, searching for an acorn to take back to their nest. Occasionally during their foraging, they will stop and peer curiously at us. At night, I have watched a possum strolling along the limbs and a rabbit racing back to the tall grass. That oak tree is home to so many of God's creatures, and a thriving community is happening there, all without our help. God takes care of them, as well as the oak tree. 'The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth' (Psalms 29:9).

    Jesus told us that not even a small sparrow is forgotten by God. While Luke writes that five sparrows were sold for two pennies (Luke 12:6), Matthew writes that two sparrows were sold for one penny (Matthew 10:29). So if you bought two pennies worth of sparrows, you got an additional one free. Not even that free sparrow is forgotten by God.

    Have you ever felt the Lord has forgotten you? I certainly have had times when I felt like that, but we are not to live by our feelings alone. Even the hairs on your head are all numbered (Matthew 10:30). The righteous will live by their faith (Hebrews 10:38). Feelings change like the wind, while God's word stands strong forever. His word is our anchor.

    You may feel like the Lord does not care, but He wants you to know that He does care. You may feel that He doesn't know, but He wants you to know that He does know. You may feel that you have been forgotten, but He wants you to know that He will never forget you, His wonderful child.

    So often we get concerned about this or that, when actually Jesus is the real answer to it all. We seek the desires of our heart directly, but God told us 'Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart' (Psalm 37:4).

    The Lord knows exactly where you are today, you are not forgotten, His door is always open, and He wants you to trust Him. As you seek Him, your needs will automatically be taken care (Luke 12:31) just as the birds of the air. In God we trust.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for loving me. I am sorry for my lack of trust when things get difficult. Please strengthen me, speak to me in a way that I understand and help me build a deeper relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for all your blessings and all your creations!❤️
Aug 12
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Margie Campbell
Margie Campbell

Thank you for this inspiring message, this is just what I needed this morning . Have a bright sun shining Wednesday in the Lord.

Margie

Aug 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

Aug 12
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

Aug 12
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I abhor when I doubt. Build my faith. Thank you for my blessings forgive my shortcomings. Help me God. Praise God Praise Jesus. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Aug 12
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Help keep my faith strong when things get tough Father.

Aug 12
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. The beauty of nature is amazing.  Love your story Pastor. God Bless all His creation. Amen

Aug 12
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 12
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Aug 12
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We love and worship you. Amen 

Aug 12
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I love your story and it brings back my happiest of memories in North Idaho.  In my desert now, I don't see all I saw in North Idaho but what I do see, I know God is taking care of them.  Yes, I feel forgotten, at times, but the Lord is always there.  I just need to be still.  Thank you Lord for your protection, love and mercies.  Thank you Pastor.  You made my day.

Aug 12
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen my trust is in you Lord

Aug 12
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father even though I feel discouraged and sad at times because I think You have forgotten me I know that You are there working on me to be better. Speak to me and through me so I can understand while You are at work, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Lord hear my prayers.

Beautiful story devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Aug 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I trust in You, Lord. Amen

Aug 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. Thank You Father Yahweh for meeting all our needs in your great timing. I choose to trust You. Praise You and bless Your Holy name!

Aug 12
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

I needed this so much. I've been struggling with health problems and have missed a lot of work because of it. Worried about my health and finances but God is so good.  Please take care of me Lord, in Jesus' Name, Amen.  

Aug 12
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thank you LORD! Amen and Amen!

Aug 12
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 13