7-8 grade devotion project by Olivia: Don’t Get Distracted

Luke 12:28-31

28And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 29 “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. 30These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. 31Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

New Living Translation

There was a time when I was about 8 years old when I worried about money, clothing, food and drink, and possessions. Then, as He always does, God had made the devotion apply to my problem to show me God will always provide. Even to this day, whenever I am going through a hard time, a problem, or I’m starting to worry, God always gives me a sign or sometimes a simple action to show me he will provide, even in the hard times.

Possessions and constant worrying are a big distraction for all people, like worrying about what we will wear,or what we will eat and drink. Instead of constantly worrying, we should trust in God to provide for us. We should trust God to help us, give us clothing, food, and drink. God cares for the ravens and the lilies, and Jesus says “By how much are you more valuable than the birds”. If we become distracted we can drift away from God’s word and what God wants for us. Even the disciples at one point were distracted, and Jesus called them “you of little faith”. Putting your anxiety over possession is a sign that you lack faith. God sees when you are in need, and when He sees your need He will provide for you. How much more valuable are you over people in the bible whom God provided for?  Do you seek food and clothing or do you seek the kingdom of God?

— Questions–

  1. Has there ever been a time where you’ve seen God provide for you?
  2. Has there ever been a time where you feel very left out and sad maybe even depressed, but God sent someone over to you to cheer you up?

Have you ever felt like God has called you to help someone else, who is going through a hard time?

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