Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
We serve such a mighty God that He knows and cares when even a sparrow is having a bad day, how much more will He care about yours? As it says in verse 27 of this chapter; “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all of his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” I think maybe we all worry too much about whether or not we are going to be cared for by God especially when we are asked to step out in faith for something. God cares about every detail of our lives.
I really think that there are many times when the reason I am “lacking” in an area is that I haven’t taken the time to pray about it. I know that God knows what we need even before we ask or think about it but He still wants to hear from you! He wants to be sought out, He wants us to want a genuine relationship with him not just see Him as the “Quick Order Catalog” in the sky! Jeremiah 29:12-13 says, “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” This doesn’t mean that you take inventory of what your needs are and make a list and sit down and pour it all out before God and then you are off and running again, it means He wants you to truly seek Him.
God doesn’t want some wishy-washy relationship where you just show up because you need something, He wants you to seek Him with your whole heart! He wants your love and attention, He wants you to get to know Him. He loves you that much! James 1:6,7 says, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.” When we get to know Him we will have the faith we need to understand that He will do what is best when we ask Him for something and when we truly seek to know Him we will ask in faith and with the right attitudes and motives.
It amazes me when I think of how vast the world is and that God knows everything about every little thing! Nothing escapes His notice. We think we are doing well when we multi-task, I would say our multi-tasking doesn’t even scratch the surface of it. God is God and we need to be sure that we don’t limit Him by what we are capable of or by what we comprehend. We cannot comprehend all that He is and all that He does so we just have to trust that nothing is too difficult for Him and He has a plan because He hasn’t missed a thing that has gone on or will go on. Trust Him today to meet you where you are and to meet your every need. Seek Him with your whole heart, don’t settle for an acquaintance relationship with Him, really get to know Him! He wants to pour out His love on you, that love you have been waiting for all your life! The best is yet to come!
“If what you believe doesn’t affect how you live, then it isn’t very important.” Dick Nogleberg