Sunday, 28th October 2018
Rev Daniel Poon
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:25-27)
1. DON’T WORRY
This is an order from God. If you truly believe He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, you will listen to Him alone. Even the earthly fathers try their best to keep their promises, how much more our heavenly Father would do for us! He will surely fulfill His words. When we have Abraham’s faith to follow God, we will have Abraham’s blessings!
2 TRUSTING GOD
Often we don’t even know who we are but Jesus said we are valuable – He values us just because He loves us, not because of what we do or what we own. When we reflect on our purpose to come to a church, what are we seeking? A good preacher, good worship, or comfortable place? All these things can be replaced somewhere else. But we need to know this church is our family. As a family we always have time to support each other.
The “knowing” is important: when you know that our Father “knows” our needs, you don’t need to worry anymore. We can ask ourselves: do we trust God, just like how children believe their parents and teachers?
We trust God not because what we can see in our environment but because we know He is the good good Father. He will never put us in shame, but we need to trust in Him wholeheartedly, which is the secret of bringing the presence of God’s Kingdom.
3 ALIGNED WITH GOD
We all know that God will answer our prayer and will not give us bad things. But Jesus taught us that we must first seek His kingdom and righteousness. When we are in God’s kingdom, we don’t even ask for gold anymore – because God provides for us in His kingdom. When we have fellowship with God, love and joy will fill us, and the whole world is different.
The earthly possessions may be the obvious blessings to us according to our desires or the world value, but we may not know the associated burdens that come with those things. In contrast, when what we ask is aligned with God, we will know for sure He will always give us the best. Take ownership for whatever He gives you, and He can give your more than you ask.