Friday, October 2, 2009

Consider the Lilies........

"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?...Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these." -Matthew 6:26, 28, 29

But God!  It's not that simple!

Yes, actually, it is.

You see it's our mortgage and this economy and everyone jockeying for so few jobs!


Well, and, so, you see, things are a bit dicey down here...

I'm right here.

Oh, yeah, I know, that's right...I forgot for a moment...


Well, I guess because, well, I was distracted, you know, the mortgages and the economy and the jobs...

My Dear, did I tell you to "Consider the economy"?

um, well, no...

Did I direct you to "Consider the ending of employment or the 'dicey-ness' of the day"?

Do you think I need you bending your brain to help Me figure out how to provide for My children?


My love, my precious one, my Dear heart, I fed and provided for two and a half MILLION of my children as they crossed through a desert much more barren than the one that you're facing now...I sustained them on that journey for FORTY YEARS, drawing water for them in drought, feeding them DAILY with miraculous manna.  Can I not take care of you, in this, YOUR desert hour?

...well, yes...I........yes.....

Their feet did not swell, their shoes did not even wear out...I take care of My own, my Dear...then AND now...YOU are My own...Will I do any less for you than I did for my children in that wilderness so long ago?  However much time passes I do not change.  And the desert, however dry, does not dictate to ME how or if I can provide for My children...I am not servant to the desert, the desert is servant to Me.

And I will indeed cause it to serve My purposes...You will know a richness here that you could not know anywhere else.  There will be little to distract from the comfort of My closeness, nothing to replace My power to provide.  You will gain here what moth and rust cannot destroy, In this parched place you will know Peace, and I will feed you with My faithfulness. 

I am in control, My love, as I always have been, I AM now.  Rest in that, My dear one...Rest your mind tonight...Do not worry, saying "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?"...I know you need all these things, and I already sent the answer, long before you called...I have made a way where there SEEMS to be no way. 

So rest now, my love, I stay awake and keep watch so that you can sleep...

Sleep now, my dear, and have sweet dreams, of beautiful birds and of lovely lilies....

All in My keeping, as you are this night,

Trust Me to keep you, My dear one, My child...

"You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." -Isaiah 26:3


  1. Thanks so very much for posting your comment on my blog, because it brought me to yours...
    What I've read, I've thoroughly enjoyed. It's made me smile in recognition, at the way you've managed to express those thoughts that float around in the back of my mind where there are no words, only flavours and sensations.

    I think there are followers of my blog that will enjoy yours too, so the links go on...

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate your kind comments. They mean so much. And the amazon link was perfect! I have not read or even heard of the book. So that was a wonderful share! I hope my work continues to inspire...

  3. So great that you stumbled onto my blog. That is what I love about blogging. I love those Serendipity moments. I will be back!

  4. Andy, Your command of the English language and the wonderful way you express these "flavours and sensations" floating around in your mind is nothing short of breathtaking; Your written accompaniment to your photography is always delightful, the words having the effect on the senses of fine chocolate! : ) I can only hope as you continue to grace us with your work that your prowess with prose will rub off on me!

    Thanks for your kind words : ) Looking forward to your next photo shoot! : )

    Peace <><

  5. Gina, Your paintings lull the onlooker into such a gracious, peaceful place laced with whimsy and lightness of being. Your soul shines through the window of your artwork lending a lovely light to the path of passersby...Thanks again for your gift, looking forward to your next offering! : )

  6. Tara, Wasn't that something! : ) It's little moments like these which make you feel that there might after all be a script to this life ; ) And more importantly, Someone authoring said script! : ) Amazing with all the planets He has to keep in line, the stars He keeps from colliding, the Universe that He holds together, that He involves Himself in such relative minutiae, the intersecting of two lives on a Thursday night in North America...which moments perhaps prove our preciousness to Him...How comforting : ) Serendipity indeed : )

  7. Visiting you from Joy's your butterfly pics..I recently posted some of my own at A Creative Heart...and I also posted about Consider the Lilies!! on THIS IS THE DAY!

    Thank you for sharing a lovely devotion!

    One of my favorite Chrisitan songs is Consider the Lilies..