seek and ye shall find. knock and the door shall be opened. follow His commandments, praise Him and God provides, yes He does! but does He always provide?
So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul— then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.
waaaaay back in deuteronomy, we see that God sends the rain “…….in its season'”. in other words, He provides what is necessary, when it’s necessary. sometimes it’s hard to remember, as good an idea it may be, it may not be what God has in mind for me. and – even if i can’t see it right away or understand it – what’s best for me is ALWAYS what He has in mind for me.
so i’m trying my best to accept and embrace what i don’t have. if i ain’t got it, there’s a reason!
i’m trying my best to be thankful for what i don’t have. whatever it is, maybe i can’t handle it!
i’m trying my best to remember to be thankful for what i do have and to be a good steward over the blessings i’ve received. if i can’t appreciate and take care of what i’ve already got, why would He bless me with more?
these are truths i need to remind myself of on a continual basis. lessons to be learned over and over again. which makes me ever so grateful for God’s grace and forgiveness when i’ve forgotten these truths and begin acting like a spoiled brat *grin*
what truths are you working on today?