Posts Tagged ‘Matthew 10:29-31’

Our God is Greater

March 14, 2015

The scripture and song below were on my mind this week.

Isaiah 41:10 AMP
10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.

Our God is Greater! by Chris Tomlin

Chorus:
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other. Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.

When you are afraid
Remember who is with you!

If you look at your difficulties and know you can’t
=> Remember God is with you and He can!

If many appear to be against you and you feel weak
=> Remember God is with you and He is not only strong
=> He is more than able! –Eph 3:20-21

God is greater than our greatest problem or difficulty!

Today be encouraged and don’t be afraid or discouraged
=> Remember how much the Father cares for the sparrow.

 

Matthew 10:29-31 AMP
29 Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice.
30 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.

God Sees Every Sparrow

December 4, 2012

Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

God sees EVERY sparrow
Two sparrows are sold for a penny
Five sparrows are sold for two pennies
The fifth sparrow is uncounted, thrown in for free.

Yet not one falls apart from our Father
Not one is forgotten.

Like the fifth sparrow
You are not forgotten
His eye is on the sparrow
If God so loves the sparrow
I know He loves you too!

Nothing can separate you from your Father’s love
or tender care! -Rom6:38-39

You are worth more than many sparrows!

Lord when I’m feeling alone and afraid help me to remember the sparrow. Thank You Lord that You are with and care for even the fifth sparrow and You care for me. Thank You that NOTHING can separate me from Your love!

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [a]forever and ever. Amen. -Eph 3:20-21

Related:
You Are NOT Forgotten
Not Forgotten{Prayer}

An Invitation to Trust

January 7, 2012

 

Don’t be afraid is an invitation to TRUST in the Lord
Wholeheartedly seek and you will find
His eye is on the sparrow
Great is His faithfulness to provide! 
-Mt 10:29-31;Nah 1:7;Mt 6:28,33;Lam 3:23

His Eye is on the Sparrow

March 15, 2011

Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Don’t be afraid
His eye is on the sparrow
Trust in the Lord
For you are in Your Father’s care
Engraved on the palms of His hand
-Isa 49:15-16
Upheld by His mercy and grace
-Ps 94:18-19
Continually held in His gaze
Ever before His face.

May the Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually). -Num 6:24-26 AMP


Psalm 9:10 AMP … And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity].

Nahum 1:7 … The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.

Every Hair

February 11, 2010

Matthew 10:29-31
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Isaiah 49:15-16 Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Behold, I have engraved you{your name} on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.

These scriptures really encouraged me today! Hope they encourage you too. Think of it every hair on your head is numbered and known by the Lord. You are in His continual sight and care. Engraved on the palms of His hands in the very place where Jesus’ hands were pierced! Think of this and know that the Lord will never forget or forsake you. Trust in the Lord today and always. 🙂

Psalm 9:9-10 AMP The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation). And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity].


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Related:
Every Hair {Scripture Prayer}

His Eye is on the Sparrow

July 13, 2009

His Eye is on the Sparrow
Words by Civilla D. Martin, 1905
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Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
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“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
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Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
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I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

SparrowMany

 

This popular hymn is based on the following scripture.

Matthew 10:29-31   Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

‘God’s eye is on the sparrow’. If not careful, we may be tempted to underestimate this glorious truth. God does not watch simply as a passive spectator. Seeing and taking notice of every sparrow fall requires omnipotence, but Jesus points past that mind boggling truth to something even more profound – God’s sovereign governance. In other words, not only does God’s watchful eye see the sparrow, but his hand of providence guides its flight.

Consider how the birds congregate in the autumn, ready for their flight across the purple sea. How do they find their way? The believer in providence holds that the wing of every bird has stamped upon it the place where it shall fly. Birds may whirl about, above, beneath, — east, west, north, south — wherever they please; still, it is all according to the providential hand of God. His hand guides their flight.

His eye and hand are certainly on the sparrow. Take heart, you are worth more than many sparrows!

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From:   http://elbourne.org/archives/2005/02/04/his-eye-is-on-the-sparrow/

Related:
Don’t Be Afraid    {an invitation to TRUST in the Lord!}
His Eye is on the Sparrow  {Prayer}
His Care – Many Sparrows

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From:    The Little Things Too – Our Daily Bread

Matthew 10:29-31   Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.


SparrowSeason

If God sees the sparrow’s fall,
Paints the lilies short and tall,
Gives the skies their azure hue,
Will He not then care for you ?

Nothing is too great for God to accomplish,
Nothing to small for His attention.

Matthew 6:25-27   Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Psalm 55:22 AMP   Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).

As the sparrow survives the winter
So will you too survive this season! 

 

Take heart
His eye and hand are certainly on the sparrow
I know He watches over you
Nothing is too great for the Lord to accomplish
Nothing is to small for His attention. 

So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. 

 

Trust in the LORD
For you are in His care! 

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Psalm 84:2-3    My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young–– even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.

The sparrow could not have picked a better home! Or a better place to rest or raise her young. 🙂

Oh the safety, refuge and rest found in the Lord’s presence. 

How I long to be in the presence of the living God
How I long to be ever praising Him
Lifting my hands in His sanctuary
Singing for joy as I seek His face

Oh the fullness of joy as I am held in His gaze!

Better is one day in Your courts O LORD than a thousand elsewhere.

Yes Lord bring your sparrows home,  for the time of singing is come.

Psalm 84:1-5
1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
they are ever praising you.
Selah 

5 Blessed are those whose strength{trust} is in You,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage
{in whose heart are the highways to Zion.}.
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From: Netbible Ps 84:3

*The psalmist here romanticizes the temple as a place of refuge and safety. As he thinks of the birds nesting near its roof, he envisions them finding protection in God’s presence.