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30 Days of Calm Day 1: Be a Lily

“And why do you worry about clothes? Notice how the lilies in the field grow. They don’t wear themselves out with work, and they don’t spin cloth. But I say to you that even Solomon in all of his splendor wasn’t dressed like one of these. If God dresses grass in the field so beautifully, even though it’s alive today and tomorrow it’s thrown into the furnace, won’t God do much more for you, you people of weak faith?” (Matthew 6:28-30 CEB)

Trust the maker. Won’t he do it? There are too many stars in the galaxy to count, but God can name them all.

Too many flowers to list, but God shaped each of them beautifully, even mended them with purpose. The same God who made the sun, the moon, and the stars- all matchless and deliberate- created you – for this moment, to be in this decade facing what you’re facing and enduring nonetheless.

If God spent such time on the beauties of nature – why would he commit any less time to you? How could a God who cares about the grass in the field not hear your worries, not tend to your fears, and not speak to your grief? IMPOSSIBLE.

Scripture tells us to notice the lilies. Lilies are large and lavish flowers. They come in various colors and carry different symbolism depending on the type. Lilies brighten and beautify as garden accents. They offer joy to bare kitchen counter tops and serve as herbal edible flower cuisines. Lilies were made to thrive regardless of where they’re planted or placed for a given time. They have deep, cool roots – and so should we! Solomon was clothed radiantly, but not even Solomon’s attire could outdo the magnificence of God’s lily creation. What God creates, he molds by hand. His art transcends the Mona Lisa and is far beyond anything our human hands could accomplish. Trust the maker. His hands never grow weary and his creations always bear splendor.

Today's Assignment: Be a lily. Trust the maker, keep your roots (your foundation) deep, cool and reliant on God and grow where ever you’re planted.

Soulwork: What is concerning you? Write it down.

Pray: Ask God for faith in knowing he’s working all things out for your good.

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