Fourth in a series by James Gensberg
Part 4 of the series on Luke 12 and it’s about the passage that inspired this clip: http://youtu.be/9czBBKof7Yo
“Don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or if the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your inner life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree in the care of God. And you count far more.
“Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? If fussing can’t even do that, why fuss at all? Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don’t fuss with their appearance—but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them. If God gives such attention to the wildflowers, most of them never even seen, don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?
“What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don’t be afraid of missing out. You’re my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself.”
Do not worry.
That’s easier said than done.
But I think what Jesus is trying to say is that God is better at sorting these things out than you are. Let him take care of you. You might well get something very different than what you wanted, but you will be cared for by one who wants the best for you and who knows you and who has more than everything you will ever need.
Don’t be limited by your means or your own imagination. Don’t fret that you’ll miss out or won’t “keep up with the Neighbours”.
God wants something better for you.
Will you accept it?