Day 31: Are You Not Much More?

Day 31- Are You Not Much More

It was my typical morning, which I am sure many of you can relate to. Is me rushing out the door, getting the kids in the car, to get them to school on time, thinking a million things and juggling my bags, my drink and my keys, trying multiple attempts to unlock the car to no avail. 

Just as I got the door unlocked I passed these beautiful flowers that I was about to step on, but from the corner of my eye I saw the bright yellow and I was able to move my foot just in time. I swing my bag and all my things on the passenger seat and about to hop in the car, when I feel the need to stop and look at them. So I did. 

I decided to take a picture. 

In that brief moment I began to think, these beautiful bright yellow flowers were not planted purposely by anyone. That I was aware of, no one was watering it and making sure it was growing. Just like myself, many others probably passed by and didn’t even notice them. But God did. He noticed and He planted them and He detailed each of the pedals and He made them grow. 

Matthew 6:26-34 came to mind and it says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?…See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?…your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

The same way, God sees you and knows all that you need. He not only sees you but He sees everyone. Though your personal life may be crazy and it has its troubles of its own, don’t forget about others. Let your hour of prayer on the sidewalk be an opportunity for you to be that reminder to the women that God loves them and sees them too. Even though we know God and yet find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, unheard, or forgotten, how much more do these women feel? 

Lets live knowing that just as He took care of those little flowers, He is taking care of us. Without a doubt we are more valuable. How we live is evident to those around us.

Our 7 Day Jericho March will start next week on Monday, October 25th- Sunday, October 31st. We will be meeting at Santa Teresa (5290 McNutt Rd) every day from 6pm-7pm.  Each day is a different prayer intention with a Pastor or Priest leading. Hope to see you and let’s come believing that God will close another clinic down in Jesus name. 

Devotional for Day 31

Intention: For the medical community, that the truth they know about the human body may become awe and wonder at the God who made it. 

Scripture: Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. —Psalm 139:16 

Reflection: Human beings — God’s tapestries. Psalm 139 is a psalm that reveals the enormity and otherness of God. His divine attributes are on display: omniscience (2-4), omnipresence (7-12), loving-kindness (17-18), justice (19-20), righteousness (23-24), and omnipotence. Yet, when it came to express this last attribute, what example did the psalmist use – God’s creation of mountains, seas, or far-flung galaxies? No, he used none of these. To express the wonder of God’s unparalleled creative power the writer mentions the fashioning of the human in the womb (14-16). The Hebrew word used to express God’s forming of us in the womb, raqam, is the same term for needlework or embroidery. In other words, we are a tapestry that displays God’s artistic mastery. And, like the artist who knows his creation down to the last detail, God intimately knows us. This reality provokes the writer to awe and wonder. He proclaims, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” What is true for this psalmist is true for each human being. Each is fashioned by God and known by him and we can proclaim on behalf of each, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” 

Prayer: Gracious God, help us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of Your creation. Help us proclaim on behalf of every one of our fellow human beings, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” May the knowledge that we are intimately known by You shape our lives and actions. Amen.
Rebekah Vasquez

Rebekah Vasquez

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