Sunday, March 26, 2017

Planning for Your Future

Western, Bluebird, Blue, Bird, Brown 

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? But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:26,33 KJV

A bluebird clung to the very tip of a greening maple tree. Stretching his neck, he sang a sweet trill as he fanned his blue tail feathers. 

A pee-wee sat on the fence, wagging its tail up and down seeming to balance, then darted off to dance with a bug before snatching it in mid air.

A wren darted among the awnings fussing over nothing, its tail pointing upward until it began the fuss and then with every sound its tail flapped down like a paddle. 

Each bird different from the other, yet all a part of the bird family. Each doing a job attracting a mate, building homes, feeding upon God's provision. Each one fulfilling its purpose, while we seem to wander aimlessly in search of we know not what. The birds are not laying up treasures or seeking out fame, but rather raising up another generation to praise God's name each morning and quietly chirp in thankfulness each night.

Father, help me trust your loving care for each day and seek your kingdom above all. In Jesus name. Amen

Hey Kids:

Has God shown you a purpose for your life? 

What talents do you have? Are you working to improve those talents for the Lord?

What are you noticing from God's creation? Does the behavior of the animals and plants help you see God's purpose for them? 

This week my kids and I spread rabbit droppings among the cabbages. This was a first experience in spreading manures for most of them. Amid the exclamations of  "yuck" and "shew" I tried to explain that rabbits depend on cabbages and cabbages depend on rabbits. It's a cycle of rabbits eat cabbage, rabbits produce droppings and cabbage "eat" or absorb the nutrients from the droppings to grow strong again to feed more rabbits and us! 

We need to be part of the cycle of feeding from God's word, absorbing His word, feeding the lost with His word, and then allowing the lost to feed along side us that they too might know the wonderful Creator and Savior of the world. Mine is not a perfect example but you get the idea. Feed upon God's word this week and seek His kingdom and His plan for your life. That's God's first plan for our lives.
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