But, seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own."
(Matthew 6:25-29, 33-34)
Boy, we can spend a lot of time worrying, can’t we? And quite often worrying about things that are nearly out of our control. For this reason, PRAYER is so needed in our daily lives. Prayer… not only asking, requesting, or even begging for what we don’t have, but prayer is
Jesus! Just being with Him.
In the above photos, check out this hawk -- at least this is what I believe it is. They soar high in the skies. They glide. They seem to enjoy life. They are not sowing, reaping, or even storing away for tomorrow. And yet, they continue on. I’ve watched eagles care for their young. I’ve also seen how the sparrows come and lay their eggs in our backyard, and day after day they care for their young. They always seem to have plenty to eat.
I love plants and flowers. Having been raised in the Amazon Jungle, I been around lots of greenery -- trees, bushes, grass, and all sorts and varieties of plants. Some with blossoms and others just filled with dark green leaves. Some tall, some short. One of my favorite plants is the sunflower. Nearly every year Leslie and I plant a few seeds in our backyard. I did so a couple of months ago. As you can see in these photos, they grow tall and straight. The sprinklers are set on a timer and they get their needed water each and every day. And they grow. Tall! The one sunflower plant in the background is nearly 10-feet tall. I can’t even reach the flower.
The amazing thing I just love about the sunflower is that it is a heliotropic plant. It follows the sun. As the sun rises in the east, that flower begins searching for it. And it faces the sun as the sun crawls across the sky. In the evening as the sun begins setting, that flower stops moving. It’s still, and waits for the rising of the sun the following morning. It doesn’t worry. It’s never panicking. It quietly waits.
Lord, teach me to wait upon you and seek you each and every moment of my life. For, as I do, You always provide just exactly what I need. Thank you, Lord Jesus!