Give Us This Day
Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:48
This statement, I feel, causes tremendous fear in the eyes of many. Our culture is comprised of the “do-it-yourself” mindset, and God seems to not be required in making those things happen. I had a hard time just writing that, but it is true in this self-sufficient world today.
We have a God that wants us, yet we don’t seem to want Him. When we reach the point of being comfortable enough to rely on Him, we begin to see that He has what’s best for us. This is a point that can only be made by someone who knows us better than we do ourselves. Since He’s our Father, I think He’s got that covered, not to mention that He is also God Almighty and that He holds all that we can fathom in the palm of His hand. It is in that moment when we realize that He loves us, and would like to make our life a little easier by providing for us each day with the apparent needs for life. When we rely on Him for our needs, then we start to see scripture come to life.
If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think He’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do His best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Matthew 6:30-33 [The Message (MSG)]
Know that He cares for you, and that you don’t always need to do it yourself. He gave His son for us. That shouldn’t be taken lightly. He has the best plan for you today, so why not simply let go. Let Him handle your small stuff, thus you’ll want Him in life for the medium-sized, big and absolutely enormous things. He’s waiting. The choice is in our hands.
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