If God so clothe the grass of the field … shall He not
much more clothe you?

— Matthew 6:30

A simple statement of Jesus is always a puzzle to us if we are not
simple. How are we going to be simple with the simplicity of Jesus?
By receiving His Spirit, recognizing and relying on Him, obeying Him
as He brings the word of God, and life will become amazingly simple.
“Consider,” says Jesus, “how much more your Father Who clothes the
grass of the field will clothe you, if you keep your relationship
right with Him.” Every time we have gone back in spiritual communion
it has been because we have impertinently known better than Jesus
Christ. We have allowed the cares of the world to come in, and have
forgotten the “much more” of our Heavenly Father.

“Behold the fowls of the air” – their main aim is to obey the
principle of life that is in them and God looks after them. Jesus
says that if you are rightly related to Him and obey His Spirit that
is in you, God will look after your ‘feathers.’

“Consider the lilies of the field” – they grow where they are put.
Many of us refuse to grow where we are put, consequently we take root
nowhere. Jesus says that if we obey the life God has given us, He
will look after all the other things. Has Jesus Christ told us a lie?
If we are not experiencing the “much more,” it is because we are not
obeying the life God has given us, we are taken up with confusing
considerations. How much time have we taken up worrying God with
questions when we should have been absolutely free to concentrate on
His work? Consecration means the continual separating of myself to
one particular thing. We cannot consecrate once and for all. Am I
continually separating myself to consider God every day of my life?

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