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A Very Little Thing

January 6, 2019


A Very Little Thing

The sparrows love to sing  on the fence  near my kitchen window.     So,  as I do dishes or prepare a meal,  I enjoy having them serenade  and watch me.      They are so dependent  on God  for all their needs.     With their necessity  to be dependent  upon the Lord,  they just take one day at a time  and  “let”  their blessings come  from God.

They aren’t able  to cultivate the ground  for a crop of seeds.     They aren’t able  to build storage barns  for their winter food supply.     They simply take one day at a time  with a trust  in God’s provision.     How  very unlike us.     And so,  we listen  to Jesus  as He teaches us  in Luke 12:22-26,

Do not be anxious  for your life,  as to what you shall eat;  nor  for your body,  as to what you shall put on.     For life  is more than food,  and the body than clothing.   

Consider the ravens,  for they neither sow  nor reap;  and they have no storeroom  nor barn;  and yet God  feeds them;  how much more valuable you are  than the birds!    

And which of you  by being anxious  can add a single cubit  to his life’s span?     If then  you cannot do  even a very little thingwhy  are you anxious  about other matters?

There is so much we cannot do.     We are not able  to give ourselves life — we did not create ourselves.     We cannot  give ourselves a special talent  in music,  math,  mechanics,  or whatever.     We have to work  with the talents  and blessings God has given us.

Let us humbly consider  all the things  we cannot do.     And then,  realize that God does all that  and so much more.     He alone  is the Almighty — not any of us.     All of nature  is a creation  of God  according to all His wisdom and love.     He has tenderly cared  for everything.     In the depths  of His care for us,  Jesus suffered and died,  so that our sins  could be paid for   in full  by faith  in His atoning blood.

God wants us  to learn  to trust Him — God expects us  to get a grip  on the reality  of our human situation  and humbly trust Him.     Faith,  hope,  and love  will help us  to rest  in our heavenly Father’s arms.

In the peace  of acknowledging  God’s loving care  and discipline,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  in Your care,  we are free to sing — just like the sparrows.     Blessed be Your love and care for us.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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