Hey everyone it’s Adam DeGraide here with another micro motivation this week. If you didn’t see last week’s, I’d highly encourage you check it out. It’s called My Ode to Corona, which is just a little song, a silly song that I wrote. It just kept going through my head because of our self-isolation, and a social distancing we’re doing today.
Which leads me to this week’s topic which is To Look At The Birds.
As you can see here, this is an empty office, I happen to have the pleasure of owning a business here in Orlando, Florida, and there’s nobody in the office, and never in my life as an American, or an entrepreneur, did I imagine that we’d all be working remotely. Thank God for technology because I was able to keep my employees going from their homes, but none of us are together anymore. And social distancing is starting to have a real impact and a toll on all of us. Many of us watching this video have lost our jobs, or have lost our employment, or are uncertain about where our next meal is gonna come, paychecks gonna come from. And I know that we always look to government to solve these problems and they’re going to be sending some money to businesses, and also sending money to individuals, but really where does our help come from, and who should we be relying on for our own lives.
And by the way, I’m not minimizing this by the way, it’s always easier to say these things when you do have a job and I still do have a job.
But the Bible is pretty clear about looking at the birds. And I actually wanna read you what the Scripture says, it says, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them, are you not more valued than they. Which of you by worrying can add one cubit of stature to our lives?” In other words, riddled with anxiety, riddled with worry. Where are we going to get our provisions from?
The Bible is clearly saying to look to the birds. Look at them and see them, they fly, they don’t work, and yet their heavenly Father takes care of them. And Jesus, basically Jesus is saying how much more valuable are we to him than birds. It even then goes on to say very, very clearly, “so don’t worry about clothing. Consider the lilies of the field, which are flowers, how they grow. They neither toil, nor spin, and yet I say to you that even Solomon in his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field which is here today and gone tomorrow, and is thrown into the oven. Will he not much more clothed us. Oh, ye of little faith”.
And it is so difficult by the way to have faith in these difficult times, but I want to encourage you, if you’re a believer in Christ and a follower of Jesus, He loves you, He will see that your needs are taken care of.
“Therefore, do not worry saying, What shall we eat, or What shall we drink, or What shall we wear, for after all these things the Gentiles seek, but your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you.”
So as all of us are going through uncertain times, uncertain future, know this. Look to the birds, because God loves you more than them. He knows your needs and if you trust him, He will provide.
This has been a micro motivation with Adam DeGraide.
Remember if you can’t make your point in under four minutes. You might not have one to make. Hope everyone is doing well.
Stay safe, stay healthy.