Topic: Better Than The Fowls [Wednesday May 3, 2017]
Text: Luke 12:13-31
Key Verse: “Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?” (Luke 12:24).
Have you ever seen a worried bird with deep wrinkles on its brow or one with bleary bloodshot eyes caused by sleepless nights of worry? Have you ever seen a bird worried about who would pay rent or mortgage on its nest? Birds don’t worry or fret because they have absolute trust in God for their safety and survival.
Jesus taught His followers not to be anxious about anything, since God, the Giver of life and Feeder of ravens will surely supply all their needs. As a believer, you cannot be compared with innumerable broods of ravens put together. A child of God belongs to God in two ways: by creation and by redemption. God created you with a special purpose to fulfil specific projects for Him in this life. That is why you are extremely and eternally valuable in His sight – far more than the ravens. Your life has present relevance and future significance in God’s programme for the Church and the world. God will never fail nor disappoint His children. What He says, He is able to accomplish.
All we need do is to keep our own part of the covenant. You must resolve to follow God’s instructions diligently. Thereafter, you must never doubt the unfailing power of God. Rather, live daily with the strong assurance of God’s love and power to provide all your needs: spiritual, physical, material, and financial needs. Whenever you find yourself losing sight of your uniqueness in God’s agenda and becoming dejected over the vicissitudes of life, resolve to believe His word, and you will see God’s goodness even in seemingly unpleasant situations.
Thought for the day: “He that feeds the sparrow is too faithful to forget you, His own image and likeness.”
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.