SPRING FORTH NOW 2023
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Life can be overwhelming, so much so that it forces us into decisions and pathways that are not conducive for us to be fruitful and multiply. It is God’s good pleasures that you and I have life and life more abundantly and inclusive of that, is our discovering the pathway of life that He has designed for our lives so that we would be fruitful and multiply. God’s nature as a caring, loving, and providing Father is made real when we choose to take up that which He has provided for us. There is no good thing that God will withhold from us that love Him; those who are called by His name, belong to Him as His children and He as our Father. Though life and the challenges to navigate life, i.e. our need for the necessities of life, makes us feel lacking, God has already and will provide. Stay focused on God’s assignment, the pathway of life that He has designated for you, and see the blessings of your provision and your inheritance from your Father fall abundantly in your life for you have a Most Favored Status.