Last Sunday I sat on the deck early for prayer and coffee. I began to read over one of the passages I was going to use in the message I was speaking at church. As I read, Matthew 6:25-34, I could hear all of the birds in the trees throughout my backyard. The incredible sound began to overtake my attention. For a few moments all I could think about were all of those birds. Jesus said,
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
God takes care of the needs of those birds I could hear singing. He cares for our needs as well. I say “His blessings are beautiful…” because God deeply cares for all of our needs. Lent this year was such a powerful time. One of the great blessings that came my way when I wasn’t looking was my pastor and Expedition Church. This all came about shortly after the beginning of Lent. We ran into each other at a restaurant on a Friday night. I visited on Sunday… 3 months later, give or take a few days, I am speaking on a Sunday morning. I know more opportunities will arise and God will continue to pour into me so I can in turn give to others. That’s what is so beautiful about serving God. He gives to His people – His people have a choice to do with what He has given. To hold on to it or to share it. It’s when we share what God has given us with others that our lives really are fulfilled.
Do you want to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in your life? I encourage you to seek the Kingdom of God first and His righteousness. Trust Him. As you trust Him, be obedient to the words of Jesus in the Book of Matthew,
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”