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Jan 14 Devotion: Your Heavenly Father!

Matt. 6:25-34- Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

*Here, Jesus addresses…

  1. Control Issues -v. 25-30

  2. Confidence Issues -v. 31-32

  3. Conduct Issues -v. 33

  4. Contentment Issues -v. 34

*Your Heavenly Father!

  1. Perceives!  -v. 33 (knoweth)

  2. Provides!

*He…

-Supplies

-Supports

-Soothes

  1. Protects!

  2. Pardons!

  3. Pains!  (He cares for you!) (He loves us to a fault!)

  4. Prescribes!

*He prescribes…

-Direction

-Doses (measures of what we need in life)

-Deliverance!

  1. 7. is Patient!  (longsuffering to usward)

  2. is Proud!

*when we…

-Listen

-Learn

-Look His way

So many times we get caught up with our busy schedules or consumed with our finances or overwhelmed with the pressures of life and we fail to give respect to our Heavenly Father by putting Matthew 6 into practice. I find that life is so much more fulfilling if we trust God to do the directing and we do the following! Keep Looking up!

–Pastor Doug Foster

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