Flying in the Face of the Future

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One of the verses I learned as a young child is Matthew 6:26  – “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”  I have spent many years ruminating on that verse and what it means.  I have heard of people who take this passage literally — that they do not need to work to provide food and shelter for their family.  Somehow God will supply their needs.

Yet God expected Adam to work by the sweat of his brow – Genesis 3:19.  And he expects all of mankind to produce value for their provisions.  It is oft quoted – “God helps those who help themselves,” as if it were a verse from the Bible, which it is not.  It is actually a moral from Ancient Greece.  Although, there is some spiritual significance in that phrase as God does help those who help themselves, but he also helps those who are helpless.  The key is God helps those who call upon him.

Each spring in my current home, I have the pleasure of watching some House Finches build homes on my front porch and back patio, lay 4 or 5 eggs, incubate them, and hatch them.  Yes, God is feeding them, but it is not that simple.  The parents have to find the food.  It is not manna which falls from heaven.  And navigating the spring storms when even airplanes cannot fly while keeping the babies warm, safe, and fed is not simple.  As with all teenagers, they are becoming eager to try their wings.

This is a difficult season in my life.  There is much uncertainty, yet, in my heart, I know I will be OK no matter what happens.  When Satan tries to make me worry, God has been placing this song in my mind and heart.  Click the link and sing with me!

GLORIFY YOUR NAME IN ALL THE EARTH

Father, we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Your name in all the earth
Glorify Your name
Glorify Your name
Glorify Your name in all the earth

Jesus, we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Your name in all the earth
Glorify Your name
Glorify Your name
Glorify Your name in all the earth

Spirit, we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Your name in all the earth
Glorify Your name
Glorify Your name
Glorify Your name in all the earth
It is going to be OK.  My trust is in God.  He will work it out.  I can fly into the future without fear.

How has God uplifted you in uncertain situations?

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About 9awalsh

A genealogist and writer who has uncovered legacy stories which must be told. I also write a blog, Deciphering Life, trying to figure out why life becomes so tangled -- www.9awalsh.wordpress.com
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3 Responses to Flying in the Face of the Future

  1. Lynn Waller says:

    Great thoughts, Nina.

    Like

  2. Satchel says:

    The truth just shines through your post

    Like

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