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HomeWord - Sept. 24, 2008


In God’s Care
This devotional was written by Jim Grams

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

The words of Jesus in Matthew 6 are so powerful. They often challenge me and sometimes they confront and convict me.  They always instruct and correct us.

Recently while reading His words in The Message, the following lines jumped out at me:

“…there is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body.  Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God.”

Those words literally stopped me in my reading. So often I’m anything but “careless in the care of God.” I’m guessing you might be there also. Jesus lived at ease in His Father’s care. He told the disciples to feed the masses when there was almost no food. He slept peacefully in the boat during a ferocious storm. He never allowed circumstances to alter His trust in God!

I want to live in God’s constant care.

I want my trust in Him to be simple and sure.

I want God’s care of my life to control every single thing I do.

I want to stop forgetting that my God is bigger than my circumstances.

After Jesus told the disciples to seek God’s Kingdom first, he said: “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Jesus is sending us into the world and showing us how to go…Trusting!

Going Deeper: 

  1. Spend some time thinking about God’s complete care. 
  2. Begin to trust Him in everything, even the tiny little stuff! 

Further Reading: 
I Peter 5:7

Jim Grams lives in Glen Ivy, California where he divides his time in ministry as an Associate Pastor and with HAVEN Ministries.

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