"Look at the birds."

Writer Author  Rodney Smith
Christian Article : Christian Living  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Jesus spoke those words in Matthew 6:26.

What a message regarding faith resides in that. If we really believe what Jesus says, then anxiety and worry will not stay long at the believer’s house.

Have you noticed how many people actually feed birds? In our neighbourhood many do - and probably most are non-believers. They are motivated by God but don't know it. For a long time the old lady next door (before she died) gave pieces of meat daily to kookaburras (Australian birds). Then of course there are the scraps they salvage from rubbish bins. God knows they need better nutrition than that, so He made worms and insects.

It’s all backing up the above scripture that says God provides for them. Let’s look at the last sentence of that verse: “Are you not of more value than they?”
God surely wants humans to trust and believe Him.

Oh, Christians sing heartily in the church about trusting God, but in everyday life we fail to apply it. We have to understand what faith is.

Imagine if you visit your bank manager and ask for a housing loan. He writes to state your loan application is approved. Then after reading the letter, you ring the manager and say “Please, please will you lend the money?” He’d say “Didn’t you read my letter? Don’t you believe me?” Wouldn’t that be foolish of you? God has “written us a letter” in the Bible saying He will provide (Philippians 4:19).

Wouldn’t God's response (if we could but see it) be the same as the bank manager?

Humans are more valuable to God than birds. Jesus said so. Why then do we use worldly methods instead of faith when attempting - for example - to raise money for church projects?

On a personal level, why do we worry about food and clothing and the proverbial roof?

Yes it is biblical to work, to have an occupation. Yet if we have no job and are genuinely working for God with a heart for Him, then He will see to it we don’t lack. We have an unseen helper available: non-believers don’t.

All we need do is get on our knees and thank God in advance for the money, or whatever is essential. That isn’t presumption, it’s faith. He has said He’ll provide. Let’s start believing Him, and don't ask Him to do what He has said He will do!

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