Amid a runaway sense of what ought to be “enough,” we have an opportunity to stop and think about God’s promise to provide for our necessities. We can consider the birds of the air and the flowers of the field, how God always supplies them with what they need. We can assure ourselves that God has similarly promised to supply us with what we need—and we would be right to do so. God is generous, and we can depend on God for what we need. When we live in dependence on God’s provision, we will find God extravagantly generous.
—Matthew Croasmun, Let Me Ask You a Question: Conversations with Jesus (Upper Room Books, 2018)
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Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they are?
—Matthew 6:26 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Give me the patience, focus, and strength to pause, listen, and reflect on what you ask of me. What do you ask of me today?
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