{soaking in His presence}

A Sunday Scripture

He continued this subject with his disciples. “Don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or if the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your inner life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree in the care of God. And you count far more.

“Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? If fussing can’t even do that, why fuss at all? Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don’t fuss with their appearance—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 wildflowers, most of them 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 get you to relax, 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 yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don’t be afraid of missing out. You’re my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself.

“Be generous. Give to the poor. Get yourselves a bank that can’t go bankrupt, a bank in heaven far from bank robbers, safe from embezzlers, a bank you can bank on. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. Luke 12:22-34 (The MSG)

May we all find ourselves, soaking in God’s presence today and always. Praying for continued abundance of blessings and peace and joy.

Linking with my blogginng friend Barbie over @ My Freshly Brewed Life.

All good things,

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8 thoughts on “{soaking in His presence}

  1. A great portion of Scripture. Contentment was my “word” a couple years ago. I found out how many times I say, “I need,” when in reality they were wants, not needs. I found, like the Scriptures say, there’s so much more to the inner life than my wants.

  2. (Visiting from Fresh Brewed Sundays)
    Great words this morning! Love the Message version of the Luke scripture.
    Have a blessed Sunday…

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