Our Father's Love!

Our Father in heaven wants very much to be an active Father in our lives.

However, He will not control us as though we are puppets.
We hope that the meditations will encourage you to deepen your bonds with Him in this most vital relationship of our lives.

3 - God's concept of Life
Matthew 6
25. "So my counsel is: Don't worry about things - food, drink, and clothes. For you already have life and a body - and they are far more important than what to eat and wear.
26. Look at the birds! They don't worry about what to eat - they don't need to sow or reap or store up food - for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are.
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Do the priorities Jesus expresses here shock you?

If we examine what many people give priority to, we would find that food, drink and clothes are at the top of the list.
Life and a body may or may not be on that list at all.

If we are to agree with the priorities of our Heavenly Father, Life and a Body are of great importance.
But what does He mean by LIFE?

This is how God explained His concept of LIFE to His ancient people Israel:
15. "Look, today I have set before you life and death, depending on whether you obey or disobey.
16. I have commanded you today to love the Lord your God and to follow his paths and to keep his laws, so that you will live and become a great nation, and so that the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to possess.
17. But if your hearts turn away and you won't listen - if you are drawn away to worship other gods -
18. then I declare to you this day that you shall surely perish; you will not have a long, good life in the land you are going in to possess.
19. "I call heaven and earth to witness against you that today I have set before you life or death, blessing or curse. Oh, that you would choose life; that you and your children might live!
20. Choose to love the Lord your God and to obey him and to cling to him, for he is your life and the length of your days. You will then be able to live safely in the land the Lord promised your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
(Deuteronomy 30 LB)

Is God's concept of LIFE, yours?

Prayer:
Father, I want Your kind of life to take over my life.
I want to love You and obey You and cling to You.
I want to follow Your paths and live by the principles of Your word.
I would like to tell You that I want to do these things simply because I am committed to You.
But to be perfectly honest, it's also because I really want the benefits and rewards You are offering.
Thanks so much for those!
in Jesus' name,
Amen.

See you tomorrow, God willing,
when you'll find a new thought here to challenge you!
Meanwhile, have a great day walking with the Lord!