Let us talk about what happens when we follow the calling of God. We read here that God takes care of us.
Mat. 6:25-34 (ESV)
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[a] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you,even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
This text is important because it is Jesus who preaches this on a mountain, in front of a lot of people. People preach what they consider being important for others to find out. He saw the need in that time and place that He felt was necessary to address. And He did that. What doesHhe invite us to do, then?
He says, we need to look at the birds. They do not put their food together, do not save money, do not seed nor harvest, don`t collect in barns what they have picked up, but they have enough for how much they need for every day.
Also, we need to look at the flowers. They do not work, do not make their own clothes, but God takes care of them and clothes them.
God takes care of the animals and plants, even though He does not love them nearly as much as us. He didn`t die for their sins, didn`t come to the Earth to take them out of the darkness. God did it only for me and you. If He loves us so much taht he was ready to give His life for us, then why wouldn`t he take care of such a small thing as clothing and food? Bible says that He has all the riches in His hands and that He deals them as He likes.
Jesus continues, that the pagans are running after such things. It happened in Jesus` time and it is happening now. The human nature does not change. He wants to take care of himself. But Jesus says in another place, For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:35) It does not profit anything, because it is more important to keep the soul. You cannot keep the stuff when you go to heaven anyway, but if you lose your soul, you won`t even get there. Jesus also says, further in Mathew 6, But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. All the things that the pagans are running after, are so unimportant to God, that He is ready to add them, if you do the important part – run after Him.
In the verse 27 it is written, And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Worrying about things does not help, it just steals your peace and joy about your every-day life. Verse 34 says, Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Enjoy today, stay calm and joyful for what God is doing today. Don`t worry about tomorrow, trust God and He will help you!