God Takes Care of You

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Although buttercups are not a member of the lily family they are still taken care of in the same way by God…just coming up each Spring with no care done by anyone.

Luke 12:27-32 Consider how the lilies grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!  And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about I.  For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.  But seek his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well.  Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.  (NIV)

**In other words, don’t worry, God will meet your needs and shower you with blessings because He enjoys giving us everything we desire.  Look how he beautifies flowers like the lilies every spring, yet they do no activity to deserve their beauty or God’s care.  God gave us his only begotten son, which is His most precious gift, anything else we could ask for is minor in comparison – why would He deny us anything else.  However, you must look towards God, and what He wants you to do.  If you are doing this, then, of course, you are not going to ask for anything that goes against God’s nature.  God is Holy, so He does not go against His holy nature.  That means He will not give you anything you ask for that is unholy.  If you are actively seeking to live in faith and be obedient to God you will not ask for anything unholy, so He will grant your requests. 

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.(KJV)

John 3:16 says it ALL!!! God sent his son to die for us so that we might be saved from sin and live with Him eternally.  All we have to do is have belief or faith that this is a true statement from God, and that if we do what it says we will be saved.  So believe in Jesus Christ, and believe that you are a sinner who is forgiven through your acceptance of Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

Read the story of Elijah, and the widow woman of Zarephath.  (1Kings 17:7-24)   This widow woman was ready to die, and at the last hour when she was about out of everything, God sent Elijah to meet the need of her and her son.  She stepped out in faith and took the last of her food and shared it with Elijah and because of her obedience God took care of her.  Later in the story, she felt abused when her son suddenly died.  Yet again, Elijah was there, and God used him to show her how much he cared for her by bringing her son back to life.  Imagine the amount of faith and trust she must have had for God to do that for her.  She lived in a time period where there were no Hollywood special effects teams to use tricks to undermine people’s faith in what they see.  In her time period, if someone was a prophet of God there were expectations that God would use them to solve their problems for them.  It was a much simpler time, but also in many ways no different from our time due to the fact that we also undergo many trials and challenges in our lives.  We should all attempt to trust God as much as possible, and to pray that when we don’t feel trusting that God will “help our unbelief.”  If we trust God then he is always faithful to come through for us, and in consequence our faith is built up so that we worry less about the future the closer we draw to God.

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