Monday, July 9, 2012

For the Birds

“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?"
Matthew 6:25-27, NLT

“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 6:31-34, NLT

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
His patience with His little-faith, who needs constant reminders to trust and not worry
watching (and sometimes chuckling at) the birds
able to walk with less discomfort with the new orthopedic devices instead of the boot
feeding the ducks at the park
piano praise
enjoying a friend's family vacation through her daily updates
honest prayer requests
the best good news in a long while for a new cancer survivor friend
sharing the prayer burden for a stem cell transplant patient
time studying Nehemiah
confession, confession, confession
watching a dear young lady dance out her fight for joy
fellowship and flourless chocolate cake
watching fireworks with my sister
sleep deprivation
grace to thank God by faith even when we don't understand
finished projects
sisters in Christ fighting for one another in prayer even without ever having met
(from the gratitude journal, #6680-6698)

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