Therefore I say to You, Do not worry about Your Life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not Life more than Food and the body more than clothing? Look at the Birds of the air, for they never sow nor reap nor gather into barns, Yet Your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are You not of More Value than they? Which of You can add one cubit to his stature?…. If God so clothes the grass of the field,…. Will He not much more clothe you? O you of little Faith!!!…. Matthew 6:25-30
After Jesus taught and warned His Disciples about Loving and serving Mammon, He went ahead to tell them not to worry. The only reason why people Love money is because they are not sure that God will supply all their need. So in these verses, We see Jesus saying to His Disciples “Don’t Worry, Don’t be Anxious!!”
Anxiety comes because People are serving Mammon. It is an indication that our conscience is not clear. Each time we become Anxious about something, it shows that our Treasure is on the Earth. For Example, if Your Treasure is in your Child, You will be anxious about the Child. If your Treasure is in money, You will be worried about it. If your Treasure is in your physical body, you will be so anxious about your health. Anxiety comes when our Treasure and Heart is Laid on something on the Earth. It is not God’s will that we become Worried about anything. Transfer All your Treasures to Heaven and You will be freed from Anxiety. If you have a beloved Child, Hand Him over to the Lord. If you have a Treasured property, surrender it to the Lord. God will take care of it. Once You have truly Transferred it to the Lord, what happens to it no longer makes you worry. All our Joy must be found in the Lord. We must take the matter of Getting Anxious very serious like Committing Adultery. The same Jesus who says “Do not Lust” says “Do not Worry”. Getting worried is a Serious Sin just Like Lusting. Getting Worried is not a Weakness, Call it by it real name!!! It is a Sin of unbelief!!!
Do not worry about Your Life or Your Body for Life is more than Food and the body more than clothing: There are many people who live basically for eating and caring for their body. They have not discovered that The Life and the body has a greater importance than for food and clothes. Having a Life growing in Likeness to the life of Jesus is more important than Food. The Only thing worth calling a Life is the one Jesus lived while He Walked upon the Earth. Which do you think is important “To get more Humility or to get more rich food?” it is a matter of Value. Some will be more interested in Richer food more than the Life of Jesus. Transformation of Life to the Likeness of Christ is far valuable than Food. Is doing God’s will with our body not far important than Clothing? It is not the case that people don’t have clothes, but they want fancy clothes to get Honour and impress others. What is far important than Food and clothes is the Life of Jesus and a body that is kept from All bad and sinful habits for the the Glory of the Lord. If we give our body to the Lord, we can be sure that the Lord will also be for our body(1 Corinthians 6:13).
Look at the Birds!! Your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of More Value than them? Oh behold the Condition of a fallen man. He needs to be sent to the School of the Birds in order to Learn how to trust God!!! I perceive Jesus was saying “If you will not stop getting worried, Look at the Birds of the Air and Learn from them. If you will not believe My words, Then Go and Learn from the Birds!!”. Shame on us if the Lord has to point the Birds to us again and again to learn to Trust on God for our Food and Clothing. I once heard of a story of a Parrot and a Pigeon who sat on a pole on a Monday morning Looking at Humans as they run up and down the street anxious about what to eat and drink. And the Parrot turned to the Pigeon and asked “Why are Humans so worried about many things like these?” And the Pigeon replied ” Humans are Orphans, they don’t have a Heavenly Father Like we do!!! We neither Sow nor gather in the Barn, but Our Heavenly Father Loves us so much and care for Us. Oh what a pity for Humans” And the Two Birds nod their heads in sympathy for Humans!!! Oh shame on Us if the Birds Looks at our life and see us getting Anxious. We should cover our face in shame when we see birds looking at Our anxiousness and nodding their heads in sympathy. Meanwhile, it is our Heavenly Father that feeds them. Are the birds more better than us? If God will feed his birds, Will he starve His Children? If The Birds will depend on our Father’s generosity and Loving nature, why can’t we?
As if learning from the Birds was not enough, Jesus points to the Lilies of the fields. If we will not learn to trust God for our needs from the Birds, then Go and Learn from the Grass!!! The Lilies neither toil nor spin even Solomon as rich as He was was never dressed like one of these. If God our father was so Loving even to Flowers whose days are so short to the extent that Solomon’s dressing cannot compete with the Beauty of the Lilies of the Field. If God our Father would cloth the flowers like these, Will he forget his Children? Far from it!!!
Oh You of Little Faith!!! It is lack of faith that makes us Worry. It is lack of Dependence upon God that brings anxiety in our Hearts. It is when we find our security in God as a Loving Father who will never Forsake us that we will become free from Anxiety. As we believe in the Promises of God, we stop getting Anxious. It is as we Look at the way Jesus walked on Earth that we will be able to Build our faith. Jesus is the Author and the finisher of our faith(Hebrews 12:2).Let us therefore Look at Him and see the Way He depended on His Heavenly Father to provide His need.
Dear Friend, Be Anxious for Nothing(Philippians 4:6). God Himself has promised never to leave nor Forsake You(Hebrews 13:5). The Lord has given to us all that pertains to Life and Godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Believe in His Promises. There is a far better use of your Life and Body than just eating and clothing. You can manifest the Life of Jesus in that Body of Yours which is far important than Food and clothes. Consider the Birds, they fly around depending on God’s Providence to supply food. Don’t tempt the Lord by sitting down lazy doing nothing. Look for work, fly around but don’t be anxious about it. Transfer All Your Treasures on Earth to Heaven. Rest and depend totally on God. He will take care of All Your bodily needs. May the Lord establish our Hearts to rest solely upon Our Heavenly Father Always in Jesus name (Amen). God bless you. Have a blessed day.
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