Ever Wondered Why Birds Fly?

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{A Guest Devotional by Simon van Heerden}

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:25-26 (ESV)

Wings of faith
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It seems that the birds are having all of this scripture as they soar, and sing, and majestically carry on through life.

I wish I could be like a bird with no worries or cares, but I’m not, and that’s life.

I don’t know about you but sometimes just stopping and thinking becomes too stressful because when you stop and think about “A” - the alphabet thinks it’s a royal gathering - and soon you are thinking about “B” and “C” and “D” and “F” and “G”.

I cannot help but sit and wonder what it would be like to not worry, to sit and float along knowing that today is today, and everything that matters is right here. A life of no worry or bills: Man, if only!

It happens for 2 seconds then the boss walks in, or the phone rings, and I just get sucked straight back into life, and the dream seems like an imaginary friend from childhood.

There must be something more than all of this rush and busyness.
If only we could be birds and learn to fly?
God clearly says in Matthew 6:26 that we are more precious than the birds of the air, and he takes care of them, so why don’t we trust him to take care of us?

It hit me pretty hard the other day when I thought about faith that it is possible to learn to fly.

I guess to truly get our wings and fly we need to put our faith in God. 

Not just any faith but every single drop of faith that we can possible give, because until we get to that point we will never truly soar and have the abundant life that God has promised us.

What is our faith like towards God? Do we have enough faith in him? Are we even prepared to put our faith in him? How do you think your life would look different if you did?

Simon van Heerden{About the author of this guest devotional}
Simon Van Heerden has a keen passion for nature, absolutely loves sports and enjoys being outdoors. He keeps trying to push the limits and become the greatest person he can be by doing his best to inspire those around him to be great. And lastly, he loves taking long walks on the beach. You can find him on twitter: @SimonVanHeerden

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