I like this picture because it says a great deal about life. Just a few birds longing to be fed; a simple fact of life, yet, this picture made me think about what WE really NEED in LIFE!!! I remembered verse three below and the others just seemed tied to it. Please read the passage below...
Luke, Chapter 11
1 When he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.”
2 He said to them, “When you pray, say,
‘Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come.
May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
Bring us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’”
I noticed several things here:
1. We need to acknowledge God and his rule over everything - verse two. 2. We should pray for the necessities of life - verse three. 3. We should be conscious of sin and therefore a "forgiving" people - verse four. 4. We should be aware of the pitfalls of sin and ask for help to avoid temptation - verse four (b).
At the center of all things is God and if we seek HIM and what we really need (instead of just what we WANT) we will do well in this life. Simple thought here- LORD, help me need you as much as these birds need their next meal!!! Please- just think about it and most of all- PRAY ABOUT IT!!!!