Written By Shonda Ponder
All Bible verses taken from the KJV of the Open Bible
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. - Genesis 1:29
In order for God to give us anything, it has to belong to Him. God is God of the whole earth. Indeed, The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein (Psalm 24:1). Therefore, anything you obtain in this life is a gift from God.
In the beginning, man had no reason to covet his neighbor's belongings. There was one human being, and God had given him the whole world. Today, you are one human being in a world FULL of human beings. But, God has still given you the whole world. What you do with it determines whether you are in God's will, or your own.
On your own, left to your own devices, God will withdraw Himself from your life so that you can see that life without Him is chaotic to your heart, your mind, and your spirit. (Psalm 81:12-16) But, if you trust in Him, and make Him Lord of your life, He will provide all you need to glorify Him with -- including food, clothing and shelter. You have no reason whatsoever to have stress in your life!
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 6:25-30)
So, REJOICE! Be glad! For God is God, and He loves you!