Why do most people fail to look to God solely for their every need? Why do we, knowing the all-sufficiency, providence and faithfulness of God, act like we really don’t believe he is the source of our every need? I mean, words like:
- come unto me all who are weary and I will give you rest
- I will supply all your needs according to my riches in glory
- I daily carry your burdens
- I am watching over my word to do it for you
- I am the Lord who heals you
- all the promises of God are yes, and to his glory the Amen is said
- I will never leave you nor forsake you
- all good a perfect gift comes from above, from the father of lights
- must mean something, right?
With Him “is the fountain of life; and in his light we see light. Yet in the face of all these incredible promises, we “commit two evils: we forsake Him, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for ourselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” You name them:
- the temporary high
- the quick fix
- the boyfriend who still lives with mama
- Peoples and institutions
- government and employers
- doctors and banks
- an escape into a world of fantasy and lustful entertainment
All the while this limitless, ever flowing supply, from this unstoppable stream, continues to burst its banks looking for ways to flow into our lives. But every wave that comes, it meets walls erected so high and backs turned, instead of wide opened arms gratefully embracing this fountain that is life itself.
And yet He still stands. Arms wide opened, saying,
12 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, 13 I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia. 14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. 15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task? 17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.
It has been a struggle for me also to stay attached to the discipline required to be attached to the chariot of Christ triumphant procession, but it is our victory when we walk in obedience to His word that declares we are always victorious in Him. His victories assure ours. One river cure all. The word is our Rx for life. Wheel it Walter, but more than that Live Well and as I am being blessed, I am sure the other 1,700+ will be as well. Great post!!!
Great post, good to relfect on!
thank you Tim…