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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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CONSIDER THE LILIES

Samuel A CainConsider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! (Luke 12:27-28 ESV)

In the verses above, Jesus tells us that anxiety is inconsistent with His follower’s standing as believers and the children of God. Our Heavenly Father is perfectly aware of all our needs. Will He not supply them?

Consider the verses above. We have received a new nature in Christ Jesus. We are citizens of the kingdom of heaven. This new heavenly nature, we have been blessed with, now helps us to be at peace when we face the problems of daily life. We are blessed. We can rise from our beds each day and by the power of Christ within us, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. (2 Peter 3:18 ESV) God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3 ESV) Jesus has said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27 ESV) Continue reading

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