Sunday 27 September
Do not worry
25 ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 ‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
What are you worried about at the moment?
What does Jesus remind us about God to help us not to worry?
Can you find some birds or flowers to look at? God looks after them so well, and yet he loves you far far more.
Can you list 20 ways God has looked after you just in the past week?
Here's a song to help you give thanks for the ways God has fed you recently!
Dear heavenly Father, thank you so much that we are so valuable to you. Help us to remember your our a loving heavenly Father who provides for us all the time and not be ungrateful for your good gifts. Please may that help us not to worry about the less important things and worry more about your kingdom and righteousness. In Jesus' name, Amen.