Friday, January 27, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 January 27

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 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? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof”
(Matthew 6:25-34).

Today’s Morsel:  So many people in the church today are afraid to step out on faith and sacrifice for fear of not having enough.  Their worry is for material things in this present life.  Jesus said that God knows what things we have need of.  And so He cautions us to not be concerned with these things, but to seek first the Kingdom of God and then those things we have need of materially will be added.  What is Jesus saying?  I believe what He is saying is this:  The Holy Ghost is the Kingdom of God (Romans 14:17).  It’s the most important thing that a person needs in their life.  And when we receive the Holy Ghost, and allow it to lead and guide us, we will be able to see the things that are truly important, and our focus will be on them, and they will become our needs and not our wants.  God is never said to provide our wants only our need.  If you live with a want mentality; you will never walk by faith, but rather only by sight.  Faith requires you not to lean on your own understanding, but it requires you to trust God always and listen to His voice.

Sing: I trust in God, wherever I may be, upon the land or on the roaring sea; for come what may, from day to day, my heavenly Father watches over, over, me.
I trust in God, I know He cares for me, upon the land, or on the raging sea; though billows roar, He keeps my soul, my Heavenly Father, watches, over, over me.

Thought For Today:  The Holy Ghost will keep your mind off wants (Parker).

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