Matthew 10:29-30 states, ” Aren’t two sparrows sold for a small coin? But not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father knowing about it already. Even the hairs of your head are all counted.”
Honestly, I was feeling a little down in the dumps yesterday and began to doubt. I am learning not to allow those negative thoughts to linger, instead, I went to the Word of God to see what God thinks about me. I found myself in the Book of Matthew and read the above verses. I was reminded that I matter to God. And I wanted to remind you as well.
Guess what? You matter to God! Yes, even the hairs of your head have been counted! This means that God took His time on you. He knows every detail of your being through and through. In verse 29, we are reminded that God knows about all that will happen in our lives even before it happens. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or where you are in your life, you still matter to God. If you have taken the wrong turn go to God, repent, and try again. That mistake doesn’t change God’s love for you. Take a moment and let that sink in. Say to yourself out loud if you have to, as often as you need to, that you matter to God.
If you are facing difficult circumstances right now I want to encourage you to turn to God. Allow Him to remind you of who you are to Him. And don’t forget that you matter to Him. Yes! You matter to God.
Have you been in need of something and have yet to receive it? Maybe you are getting tired of waiting and tired of asking for it. I want to encourage you to keep on. God’s timing is perfect and His word is true. In Matthew 7:7 there is a keyword that stands out to me and that is the word WILL. It is a cause and effect situation:
- ASK and it WILL be given
- SEEK and you WILL find
- KNOCK and the door WILL be opened
God’s Word is clear that if you ask, seek, and knock, it will come to pass.
It doesn’t say when or how but it says that it WILL be done. Now, I am not saying that if everyone asks for a millionaire that everyone will get one. I don’t believe that is what it means. It is important to remember Psalm 37:4 it says, “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I believe that the closer you get to God, the more your heart aligns up with His, and your desires as well.
Imagine if God gave everyone everything that they wanted in the moment that they wanted it. It would be tragic! We can’t see the future and our desires come and go depending on our mood. Remember back in 1 Samuel 8, the people wanted a King. God knew what was best and He tried to warn them but their heart’s desire was elsewhere. He gave them a king and things turned out for the worst.
God sees the future and He KNOWS what is best for us in the short-term and in the long-term.
He wants what’s best for each of us and He knows what that is. So let me encourage you to stay in the Word of God and continue to grow in your relationship with Him; and as you do Keep Asking, Keep Seeking, and Keep knocking.
Allow God to fight your battles. No matter what you are going through trust in Him and know that He is in control. Have a blessed day and be encouraged!
God has a plan for your life and it is a good one. Follow the path that He has prepared for you and things will become clear. You can trust God for HE has your best interest in mind.
In this life we are sure to face difficult situations. If that happens to be the case for you at this present time, I want to encourage you. Philippians 4:7 let’s us know that even in the midst of difficult circumstances we can rest in God’s peace. In God’s peace, you will rest so well that you won’t waste a second worrying about a thing. The stronger your relationship with God the easier it becomes to rest because you will KNOW that He is in control.
Rest in The Lord!
I hope that all is going well with each of you. No matter what you may be facing know that God is in control. If you are feeling discouraged find some time to get into God’s Word and remind yourself of His goodness and faithfulness.
Hello Everyone! It has been a while since my last post. I decided that I needed to take time to mourn my grandmother’s passing. I did and now I am back.
I have been spending time in God’s Word and I thought I would share what I personally got from it.
Today’s devotional – 1 John 4:7-21.
One thing that it explained was the way to live so that we have no fear on judgment day. If you got down to the core of it you’d find that the answer is to love unconditionally. It explains that we should love everyone at all times (the way God does).
God knows all about our messiness, yet He allows Jesus to take our punishments for us. Jesus takes on our punishment, our slate is clean, and we receive God’s love. All that He asks us to do, in return, is to unconditionally love those that we come in contact with. We are not to punish them for their sins against us but leave that in God’s hands.
Things that I felt God telling me: Focus on love and live accordingly, pray when it’s hard to do so, and when you are loving unconditionally you have no reason to fear on judgment day.
I encourage you to read 1 John 4:7-21 (it’s really short and goes further than I have).
I can elaborate more if you all would like that. This is just the bare bones of it. If you would like that let me know in the comment section below and this devotional will become a sermon. 🙂
Until next time… I pray that God’s best be applied to your everyday life. In Jesus name, Amen.