The guillemot is a small arctic sea bird that lives on the rocky cliffs of northern coastal regions. These birds flock together by the thousands in comparatively small areas. Because of the crowded conditions, hundreds of females lay their pear-shaped eggs side by side on a narrow ledge, in a long row. Since the eggs all look alike, it is incredible that a mother bird can identify those that belong to her. Yet studies show that she knows her own eggs so well that when even one is moved, she finds it and returns it to its original location. The Word of God tells us that the Almighty God of all heaven and earth is intimately acquainted with each of His children. He knows our every thought, feeling, emotion, every decision we must make, and every problem we are going through. Therefore, the knowledge of the Almighty Eternal God should evoke praise, comfort, and peace to every born-again believer.
So perk up your ears to hear what the Lord is saying to you right this minute: “So my counsel is—don’t worry about things such as food, drink, and clothes. For you already have life and a body and they are far more important than what to eat and wear. Look at the birds! They don’t worry about what to eat and they don’t need to store up food because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than they are. Will all your worries add a single moment to your life? (Matthew 6:25-27; Living Bible).
It helps to know God and to have an intimate relationship with Him too in order to experience this genuine peace. You ask, “How can this be?” It’s like this: how do you know people and know what they are thinking? You have to spend time with them, talk to them, and listen to them. It works the same way with our God. You have to get alone with Him and His Word then open up your heart to hear what He is saying to you. God desires for you to know Him personally. The reason He sent His Son to earth was for this purpose. The more we read His Word and talk to Him the more we become acquainted with the love and integrity of God.
A young boy was waiting in the foyer after church for his family. The pastor saw him standing around and struck up a conversation. Since the boy had just come from Sunday School the pastor decided to ask him some questions to determine just how much the children were learning about God. He said, “Young man, if you can tell me something that God can do, I’ll give you a dollar.” Thoughtfully the boy said, “Sir, if you can tell me something that God can’t do, I’ll give you a whole bag of dollars!”
Obviously, the boy had been spending time learning God’s Word because his confidence level was strong. When we spend time in God’s Word, in prayer, or in His house we will be charged up in our faith to stand strong. Depression and worry always gives way to the power of God’s Word. Victory is yours today.
Pastor J.C. Myers, III
Pastor J.C. founded Joy Christian Ministries in 1992. He was Sr. Pastor at Joy Christian Ministries in West Sacramento, California from 1992-2016. He was succeeded by his 2nd son, Pastor Brandon Myers who had been under his father's ministry and teaching for 39 years.