“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than rainment. Consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them; how much more are ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Luke 12:22-28
Today’s Christian daily devotional
The atmosphere is perfect to get all the work I need to get done—done. My favorite mug is filled to the brim with freshly brewed Passion tea. The house is so quiet; I can actually hear the gentle flames flicker from my favorite soy candles burning. It’s an anomaly that I actually have three solid hours of peace to tap into my creative reserves.
Yet, I stare blankly at the empty document on my desktop. Shifting in my chair, my slight aggravation morphs into a tizzy of shaky insecurity. Nothing inspiring is coming to my mind.
Refusing to be defeated, I hunker down with my tattered Bible, determined to get some enlightenment. After another hour of searching, I’m in a slight state of inner panic—what if I never find my inspiration again? My thoughts start spiraling down to that ugly place.
Writer’s block is a very real fear for someone whose livelihood depends on their creative juices.
I bow my head in humble realization that I am really not that great a writer without the help of the God I depend upon.
Taking a deep breath, I stop my frantic search through the scriptures. Another thought washes over me like a refreshing glass of water: Perhaps today God just wants me to reach out and touch Him—for myself. Not to write for my website, not to inspire another, but maybe God just wants to simply reconnect with me.
Sometimes, even in our pursuit to serve God, we can get lost in the task itself. It can be easy to forget the simple truth that the very essence of serving God is connecting with Him and His heart first. And, even in our labor of love, it shouldn’t feel so laborious.
Luke 12:22-28 is a gentle reminder that God knows our needs, and just as He supplies the perfect environment for nature to run it’s natural course, He will continue to do the same for His most glorious creation, man himself.
Although worry might ‘feel’ like we are ‘doing something’; the only thing we actually accomplish is insulting God. Anxiety exposes a heart that isn’t really trusting in Him.
When your heart gets anxious, it may be your body alerting you to take some time and reconnect with the one who wants to take care of every little need you have.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I have needs. Many of those needs have deadlines and late fees attached to them. In this world of very concrete demands, help me to remember that you created the universe. You are able to supply every need that I have.
Lord, the world laughs at this kind of radical faith in the unseen. Can you help me to stop listening to the fears and anxieties of the people in my life who may mean well, but have no intentions of living by faith?
I know for me to enjoy the supernatural blessings and favor of life, I must not act, rely or listen to men who don’t have trust in you.
Lord, give me friends I can pray with, ones who will share testimonies of your goodness and provision so that my faith in you will be fed and my fears that you won’t supply my needs will starve.
Forgive me for doubting in your goodness. Remind me of all the times you have come through for me in the past.
As I bask in these great victories, lift my fears. They don’t belong in my heart. Only faith does. In Jesus’ precious name, help me to trust in you more everyday, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: Luke 12:22-28
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan