Introduction and Index
Jesus said, "No one can be a slave of two masters; he will hate one and love the other; he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. "This is why I tell you not to be worried about the food and drink you need to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? And isn't the body worth more than clothes? Look at the birds flying around: they do not sow seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren't you worth more than birds? Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it? - Matthew 6 v 24-27
Jesus said, "I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but afterwards can do nothing worse. I will tell you who to fear: fear God, who, after killing, has the authority to throw into hell. Believe me, he is the one you must fear! Aren't five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one sparrow is forgotten by God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth so much more than many sparrows!" - Luke 12 v 4 - 7
You created every part of me; you put me together in my mother's womb. . . . When my bones were being formed, carefully put together in my mother's womb, when I was growing there in secret, you knew I was there - you saw me before I was born. - Psalm 139
"Even the hairs of your head have all been counted!" Lord, is that really true? Do you really know me as well as that? Does that mean that you know, not only what I look like, but what I'm really like? Do you really know everything I do? And even what I think? Are you really there with me, 24 hours a day? Have you known me like that all of my life? And, more than that, did you know me even before I was born? The very idea staggers me! That you are so great that you can know every detail about everybody is almost too wonderful for me to take in! Then add to that the fact you know the bad bits just as well as the good bits, and yet you still want to be my friend! Lord, if you know me like that and still love me, please help me get myself sorted out. Examine me, and know the way my mind works. Test me, and know how I think. Show me what evil lurks within and help me deal with it. Be my guide through life, and on into eternity.