"in awe of the One who gave it all"

Matthew 6:27-34-Message

“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion–do you think it makes that much difference?” Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, 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 appearance of wildflowers–most of which are 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 to get you to relax, to 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 your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

For the broken and beat
For the wounded and weak
Come fall at his feet
He’s the remedy
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4 Responses to “"in awe of the One who gave it all"”


  1. 1 randman November 30, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Jon,

    That is a great word. We both quoted from The Message this week, but I really like the thought you offered. He is the rememdy.

  2. 2 nicole November 30, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    This is a WONDRFUL post! Considering how much I love wildflowers, don’t be surprised if I use this later on my blog. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. 3 Nic Burleson December 3, 2007 at 6:54 am

    good stuff bro.

  4. 4 Nic Burleson December 8, 2007 at 4:36 am

    i’d love to help you and your pops out with the lights, but i assume you’re doin it tomorrow, and unfortunately i won’t be around…darn.


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