God continues to do amazing things for those who realize how valuable they are and seek first the kingdom of God.
Take time now to seek the place where God reigns, beginning in your own heart. Then watch for the amazing things that God causes all around.next >
And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you — you of little faith?
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When I read these verses, it makes me wonder what it would be like to go “malling” with Jesus.
Recently I went shopping for some “snappy casual” pants. Whose logo do I represent? So many options. Does it make any difference? Not to me. For some guys, it matters. They carefully weigh their choices and consider carefully how the clothes they wear represent them.
That kind of shopping can take half your day!
Jesus invites us to ponder instead, or at least as much, the depth of God’s care for us. The beauty of a flower is a wonderful symbol of amazing grace.
Give thanks today that you are clothed with the righteousness of Christ. You are God’s beautiful creation!
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Lord, in a world of so many fashion brands, I might want to be cool and maintain my image. Help me to trust you, and wear the garment of praise and gratitude. Amen.next >
Give thanks today with a grateful heart, trusting in the God who provides for your needs.
Take account of your blessings and explore the ways you can be a blessing to others.
Al Masters serves a small church part-time, started a community garden, volunteers as chaplain and coach for a high school football team, and teaches Bible for a community college. He is married to a breast cancer survivor and they have one daughter, a pastor-hospital chaplain who is also married to a pastor.
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