Needs

This takes faith but faith is all we need.

This passage from Matthew connects to the above nicely.

““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?

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”‬‬

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25-34‬ ‭NKJV

I have been a commission only sales person and small business owner for over 30 years and a Christian for the majority of that time. There is comfort, a great comfort, in knowing and trusting God will provide all my needs and plenty of my wants too.

Every person who lives with a budget or responsible for income and spending must know the essential difference between the two; needs & wants. A fool confuses the two. A stupid fool deceives others and himself regarding the difference. The wise book of Proverbs has so much to offer us regarding this topic.

A motto of my business is, ‘No Worries…We Are OnGuard’. We seek to deliver that promise with the implementation of security and safety systems with our services. As much as we strive to ensure that, only God can deliver it consistently and holistically, sometimes inside out.

We must do our part. In verse 33 of the passage from Matthew (a great one to memorize and internalize), we are promoted, actually required, to first seek God’s interest. To move beyond our needs and look unto His. WWJD. To promote and glory up God; not because in any way or shape He needs it but rather because He deserves our love and respect.

When we consider and act upon taking care of His business, He sees to ours in a way that we never could. That often leads to abundance but always our essential needs.

It all boils down to the two great commandments Jesus gave us; to LOVE the Lord our God will ALL our hearts, soul, mind and strength and love others as ourselves (the golden rule).

The first motivational book I read in the 80’s by A.L. Williams as stuck tightly to me and I hope it’s title does with you.

“All I can do is all I can do but all I can do is enough.”

and I add, “Lord willing and I believe He is.”

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