Matthew 6:32-33 (ESV)
32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
We have a cord-free, battery-free alarm clock – his name is Max. Like clockwork, at 7:00 each morning our Max, wakes up and jumps up onto our bed to greet us good morning.
What's interesting to me though, is that when Max wakes up, he doesn't wonder if we'll come to him. He comes directly to us. He doesn't question whether or not we love him. He's sure of it! Max has no worries. He expects that we will take care of his every need and love him.
Don't you wish you were a dog sometimes? No worries -- getting pampered and hugged and kissed. Well, I have good news for you -- you are a dog! You are the Lord's dog! We are His children and He loves us with an everlasting and perfect love. He cares for us just like we care for Max -- in fact, much, much more than that!
Each morning on, let's start coming to the Lord as we are -- His children! We needn't worry about anything. Our Father awaits the time when we will totally put our trust in Him. He loves us and He knows every one of our needs before even a word is on our lips! Let's practice putting our worries aside and determine to expect our Heavenly father to meet our every need. And don't forget to take some time out today and say -- Abba, thank you for loving me!
Dear Lord, we thank You that we can come to just as we are at any time and You are there with Your arms open wide waiting for us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.