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Aren't you glad the birds aren't anxious?

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matt. 6:25-26)"
When I was growing up my grandmother always had a parakeet at her home. I would love to visit her and check on her parakeet who would gladly sing to their audience. In the spring, I'm able to enjoy my backyard screened in room in the morning. The birds are out every morning singing as I read and pray. These days have extended past the spring even as it begins to get too hot to sit out here even in the morning.  Surprisingly, the birds don't stop singing their song "for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns yet the Heavenly Father feeds them." It may not look like it or feel like it sometimes but in Christ we are eternally blessed! This is what the singing of the birds points me towards.
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ (Matt. 4:1-4)"
Certainly, we have our days when it feels like we're in the desert place but know that Jesus did too and He feasted on the “Word of God”. Look for the sound of singing as you dine with God and His truth.  God’s children are children of God’s eternal promises.  Remember this in times of famine or great need. I believe if we listen closely to the birds singing we’ll hear them declaring “Good is good!  All the time!” even in the midst now of these hot summer days.
By Brother Jeff on June 6, 2019

Aren't you glad the birds aren't anxious?
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matt. 6:25-26)"
When I was growing up my grandmother always had a parakeet at her home. I would love to visit her and check on her parakeet who would gladly sing to their audience. In the spring, I'm able to enjoy my backyard screened in room in the morning. The birds are out every morning singing as I read and pray. These days have extended past the spring even as it begins to get too hot to sit out here even in the morning.  Surprisingly, the birds don't stop singing their song "for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns yet the Heavenly Father feeds them." It may not look like it or feel like it sometimes but in Christ we are eternally blessed! This is what the singing of the birds points me towards.
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ (Matt. 4:1-4)"
Certainly, we have our days when it feels like we're in the desert place but know that Jesus did too and He feasted on the “Word of God”. Look for the sound of singing as you dine with God and His truth.  God’s children are children of God’s eternal promises.  Remember this in times of famine or great need. I believe if we listen closely to the birds singing we’ll hear them declaring “Good is good!  All the time!” even in the midst now of these hot summer days.

Aren't you glad the birds aren't anxious?

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matt. 6:25-26)"
When I was growing up my grandmother always had a parakeet at her home. I would love to visit her and check on her parakeet who would gladly sing to their audience. In the spring, I'm able to enjoy my backyard screened in room in the morning. The birds are out every morning singing as I read and pray. These days have extended past the spring even as it begins to get too hot to sit out here even in the morning.  Surprisingly, the birds don't stop singing their song "for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns yet the Heavenly Father feeds them." It may not look like it or feel like it sometimes but in Christ we are eternally blessed! This is what the singing of the birds points me towards.
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ (Matt. 4:1-4)"
Certainly, we have our days when it feels like we're in the desert place but know that Jesus did too and He feasted on the “Word of God”. Look for the sound of singing as you dine with God and His truth.  God’s children are children of God’s eternal promises.  Remember this in times of famine or great need. I believe if we listen closely to the birds singing we’ll hear them declaring “Good is good!  All the time!” even in the midst now of these hot summer days.
Aren't you glad the birds aren't anxious?

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matt. 6:25-26)"
When I was growing up my grandmother always had a parakeet at her home. I would love to visit her and check on her parakeet who would gladly sing to their audience. In the spring, I'm able to enjoy my backyard screened in room in the morning. The birds are out every morning singing as I read and pray. These days have extended past the spring even as it begins to get too hot to sit out here even in the morning.  Surprisingly, the birds don't stop singing their song "for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns yet the Heavenly Father feeds them." It may not look like it or feel like it sometimes but in Christ we are eternally blessed! This is what the singing of the birds points me towards.
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ (Matt. 4:1-4)"
Certainly, we have our days when it feels like we're in the desert place but know that Jesus did too and He feasted on the “Word of God”. Look for the sound of singing as you dine with God and His truth.  God’s children are children of God’s eternal promises.  Remember this in times of famine or great need. I believe if we listen closely to the birds singing we’ll hear them declaring “Good is good!  All the time!” even in the midst now of these hot summer days.
Aren't you glad the birds aren't anxious?

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matt. 6:25-26)"
When I was growing up my grandmother always had a parakeet at her home. I would love to visit her and check on her parakeet who would gladly sing to their audience. In the spring, I'm able to enjoy my backyard screened in room in the morning. The birds are out every morning singing as I read and pray. These days have extended past the spring even as it begins to get too hot to sit out here even in the morning.  Surprisingly, the birds don't stop singing their song "for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns yet the Heavenly Father feeds them." It may not look like it or feel like it sometimes but in Christ we are eternally blessed! This is what the singing of the birds points me towards.
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ (Matt. 4:1-4)"
Certainly, we have our days when it feels like we're in the desert place but know that Jesus did too and He feasted on the “Word of God”. Look for the sound of singing as you dine with God and His truth.  God’s children are children of God’s eternal promises.  Remember this in times of famine or great need. I believe if we listen closely to the birds singing we’ll hear them declaring “Good is good!  All the time!” even in the midst now of these hot summer days.