Wednesday, May 16, 2012

THANKFUL THURSDAY...don't worry, be happy!

This afternoon my husband and I sat out in the front yard after returning from a long walk. As we sat there, we observed a couple birds in our yard doing what birds do. They would quickly take a few steps and just like that their head bobbed down and up in their mouth was a bug or a worm that only their eye could see. We watched for a minute as they bobbed up and down, getting all they could get. It was intriguing to us how they could see or sense things that were hidden down under the ground that our human eye did not see.

For instance, I never imagined that such a long dirt worm was down under my grass. Even though I didn't see it, the bird did and up from the ground came that worm. All of this reminded me of what Jesus said in the book of Matthew...

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 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?" (Matthew 6:25-26)

How confident those birds were today that food would be available to them with each bend of their beak. I wonder, if God can provide food for the birds, why is it so difficult for us to trust Him for our own nourishment?

So many times my pocketbook has been empty but yet, I have been in need. Every time I have asked, God has provided. It may not be steak and lobster, but not one day of my 48 years have I gone hungry. The clothes on my back may have been worn and tattered, but He always has provided, maybe not Ann Taylor design, but in 48 years I have always had clothes to wear and shoes on my feet.

Oh how I wish we could be like the bird, and have so much confidence in God that every time we bob our head, we could recognize His blessings. Today, I learned something from the birds in my front yard ... with confidence, I can trust God for all that I am in need of.

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am so thankful that God has provided every single thing that I am in need of. When we finally realize this truth, we can sing the old song that goes like this...

"Don't worry...be happy!"
No need to worry about the worms in our life...God sees the things that we are in need of that our own human eye cannot see.

Join your grateful heart with ours today, and link up your TT post!

6 comments:

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Sweet reminder that we really do not need to worry, God is taking care of us!

Casey K said...

Happy Thursday! May you day be blessed with many many blessings! Thank you for always bringing together a group of Thankful Thursday Posts!

Ms. Kathleen said...

What a fabulous reminder Laurie. I think we are so spoiled and I know for a long time I felt I had to have "the best" the world has to offer. No longer do I feel that way at all. I want God's best :) And he is the most wonderful provider of all. Amen :)

Carla said...

AMEN. Don't worry-be happy SHOULD be my personal motto:) How comforting that our God has it all in control.

lorig said...

Seems we are both learning from the birds this week. Thank you for the reminder.

Denise said...

Awesome reminder.