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Day Five: Our Father = Life

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Matthew 6:25-26 (NLT)

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are?

Jesus speaking to the crowds knows the everyday life worries.  He knows that we worry about whether we have enough food and drink or whether we’ll have enough clothing to wear.  But getting enough food, drink or clothing is not what will give us life.  It is about knowing the Father God.  A father makes sure his children have enough food and drink and clothing even if that means that he might not eat or drink or he may end up wearing rags.  An earthly father takes care of his children, but we have our Heavenly Father. Our heavenly Father not only provides what we need, but the Father God provided life.  Knowing our Father God frees us from everyday life worries and brings us into living in eternity today: the eternity today of seeing God’s plan, His salvation, healing and forgiveness coming now to where we live, work, or study.

Responding to the Transmitted Message:

Our Father God knows us.  We are valuable to Him.  God gives us all we need.  He gives us life (there is nothing that we lack) to live lives that taste eternity today.  Let’s pray that our church, our missional groups, and our campus ministries will live lives that taste eternity today.

Day Four: Too much to bear

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Day Three: Be still and know…

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Day Two: Be quiet and listen with your eyes.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Be Still

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Day One: Knowing, the core of our existence

Monday, August 24th, 2009