Daily Devotion-July 23, 2021

Daily Devotion-July 23, 2021

Luke 12: 27-31

Consider how the wildflowers grow. They do not labor or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these. If this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will he clothe you, you of little faith? Do not constantly chase after what you will eat or what you will drink. Do not be worried about it. To be sure, the nations of the world chase after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need them. Instead, continue to seek the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added to you.

Dear Heavenly Father,

How quickly, we forget the love that you have for us. As we look around in nature, the fantastic colors and the placement of items you use to decorate. As we look across a field where the flowers grow and see the beauty of the area, then look closely to see each petal’s detail. All that is disposable, to come back again in the spring. Then looking at a mountain stream, with the boulders precisely placed where you had set them to make beautiful water features. Yet as we overlook the details you added to nature, we so quickly forget how much more you loved us. You knew we needed to be saved from our sins, and you sent Jesus to endure our sin’s punishment. Our salvation should be our primary concern because on our own, without Jesus’ sacrifice for us, we are dead in our sins. Lord, thank you for loving us this way. To be concerned for our eternity when I am worried about my selection of what to eat for diner. Forgive me when I let the worries of this life overtake me. Thank you for reminding me through the weeds of the field that you got this, and we have nothing to worry about. Eternity is ours. Amen.

Pastor Roger Emmons

Worry is just that lack of trust; prayer is worry’s rival. Prayer is putting our dependency on God in action. So when you start to worry, turn to prayer.