God Already Knows

"So don't worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them; and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to." Matthew 6:31-33 (TLB)


Joan A. Brathwaite is from Christ Church in Barbados. A woman whom Joan had supervised 35 years before was reaching her retirement and asked Joan to say a few words on her behalf. Joan happily agreed. In the presentation of her years at the workplace, she mentioned that Joan had been so impressed with her work, that she went to the administration and requested that she be kept on after that project was completed. Joan had not remembered anything about this incident. When Joan realized the way God had used her to meet this woman's needs, her retirement gathering turned out to be a blessing for Joan as well.

God is always with us, knows our needs, and sends others to help us by placing us in positions where we can assist them. We just have to trust that God will lead the way. Then, our job is to obey and follow God.

So who can you help out today with a prayer, a smile, an encouraging word, or a phone call?

Prayer: God, our guide, thank you for caring for our needs. Help us to seek first your kingdom and your righteousness as we receive your blessings and help others, in Jesus' name, amen.

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