During a conversation recently between Jeremy and our Pastor of Community Life, Chris Calvert, Jeremy was enlightened.
“You aren’t “raising” or “finding” support,” our friend encouraged, “you are discovering your support.”
Another of our horizontal views tick-tocks its way to a vertical position. Eyes and hearts directed upward, we are freshened by the truth. In God’s realm, our funding is in, our task accomplished, and our eternities have converged with His. His eyes lovingly pause on our dash on the timeline, with all foresight of the many dashes that lie before us. What grace and patience He has with us when we doubt, question, and wonder at His timing and His plan. He knows the hands and hearts who have, according to His purposes, already lifted our family through their financial and prayer support. He knows. It’s simply a matter of our discovery. A fantastic journey of “hide-and-seek” with our loving Father as we “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” and watch as “all these things will be given as well.”
Do the sparrows stress over their next meal? Do the flowers fret over the weather? Though among the most simple of creation, they exhibit one of the many natural of its wonders- trust. Designed to trust. A game of discovering their provision, day in and day out, with hopeful expectation and thrill of the find. The birds sing their tunes of joy and satisfaction. The flowers bloom with the pride of their sufficiency and exhilaration, found in the waiting. In the silence.
Today we thrill in this adventure with our Creator. Our Father. Our Friend. Excitement fills our hearts like a child with eyes only for their daddy- a daddy who picks them up and tosses them joyfully into the air, only to catch them again with his strong embrace. Laughter fills our souls.
May it fill yours today as you consider discovering His promised provision in your own life.
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? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the fieldgrow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that 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, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.