I know, I know, I didn’t the unthinkable. I pulled a scripture out in “pieces,” but actually, that’s how I read it this morning. Really! The words seemed to be highlighted on my page like in a movie or as if some heavenly light was shining on them.
“Who’s Your Daddy?”
Have you noticed how easy it is to focus on “stuff” in our lives and forget they are merely blessings from the Great One? For instance, we can easily take our homes for granted; just drive up, get out and forget the blessing it really is. Especially with the pain in Japan, I am deeply touched by God’s mercy and grace on those “unharmed” by disaster. Understand: God has a special grace for those who call on Him in time of trouble. However, that’s not what I’m talking about here. Stay with me.
Think of your car and how it takes you to and fro almost effortlessly. You turn the key and it just “starts.” Easily to take for granted.
Or your doctor? Think of how physicians study the body (shaped by God) and direct us toward healthy practices and remedies. These things (and people) are simply created resources supplied by a gracious God. He alone holds every one of our bodily cells into place.
He alone is the source of all good things in our lives. The Creator of everything – only HE occupies that esteemed position in the universe. He alone keeps your heart beating, your lungs expanding, and your home from danger. Shucks, I even believe He keeps your car from needing expensive repairs and your clothes from wearing out. Think of the children of Israel and read Malachi 3:11.
He has everything you need!
He is your Savior, your mind-regulator and the basis for everything you need and have the benefit of using. If you get a bad medical report, fix your hope in the Source. Lose your job; re-align your expectations onto the Living God. Marriage falling apart? Trust the Mender of broken hearts. He’s your Everything!
Keep your eyes focused on God and HIS role as Jehovah Jireh in your life. Your car is nice, but without God’s provision, you’d be walking. For those walking: your legs are great, but without God giving you the ability to walk, you couldn’t get to where you need to be. Your job is a blessing, but the very job that gets on your nerves is a divine provision many would dream of having. He’s your faithful Supplier!
I’m not finished…
The husband that makes your skin itch from time to time is someone’s dream. Thank God for him. Someone out there would trade places with you so fast that your head would spin. Sure, your children may bring some stress, but somewhere a woman wishes she had your “kid” problem. Seriously.
Think about it. God has provided beautifully for your life. His promises outweigh anything that can be said or happen on this earth. He has the final verdict and the power to make crooked roads straight! Praise Him for it all and take nothing for granted today. He’s in wondrous control.