I’m sitting here this morning listening to the birds chirp outside my windows. It’s a sign of warmer weather and early sunrises, and I welcome the change.
This week, God’s already poured on my heart a passage from Matthew 6:26-34.
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing?
As the birds chirp away their song each morning, they don’t contemplate where their next meal will come from. They don’t worry over how to find a job or whether the car will make it another mile. They don’t have any of those fears. How simple and carefree their life seems!
And yet, the same God who provides them with the basics in life, walks beside me in the storms. Sometimes it seems like everything is dependent upon me, but the truth is He orchestrates the days. I can find total rest in His sovereignty.
…your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Are your priorities skewed? I’m often convicted about my worries and fears. It isn’t that God doesn’t care for those issues which fog my vision, but He sees the bigger picture. Life doesn’t circulate around finances or our hopes and dreams. When we allow worries to cloud into our life, we miss our real purpose.
So this week, as we enter Tuesday and the world moves forward, listen to the chirping of the birds once more. Let their carefree song remind you to let go of fear and re-prioritize God first.