Of Rice

Finding God In The Ordinary – Part 7

Truck loaded with bags of rice for food distribution

Filipinos have a saying that As long as there is rice there is enough.

Rice is a staple of every meal. And for some its the only food for the day.

No matter how hard times are, as long as there is rice, there is enough.

Harvesting rice

Rice is a reminder that His grace is sufficient. Rice is a reminder there is no need to worry.

Rice reminds me of Jesus’ Words in Matthew 6 –

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,

29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew 6:25 – 33

Our focus as Christians is to be centered on Christ, seeking Him first in all our ways.

He watches over us.

Our daily provision of food, whether rice or bread can serve as a reminder of His watch care. No matter what we are doing our hearts need to be fixed on Him. This ties in with meditating on and taking to heart the words in Colossians 3. We are to set our minds on things above – another way of saying “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.”

Over and over I have experienced first hand His watchcare and provision. He is faithful, He does provide.

Seek Him first in all your ways.

 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:34

Published by pianobeth7

I'm a mom. Our family lived overseas for 11 1/2 years. The mission field was rich with healing and deepening faith in Christ. I enjoy piano playing, cooking, writing, reading, doing projects. I've been married to my husband since 1990. I have a bachelor degree in social work and a masters in counseling, non-licensure. I've taught creative writing, English, and New Testament at the international school my kids attended while living overseas.

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