Thursday, February 12, 2009

Good, Good, Good

So, I'm still in my Women of Faith devotional book. Last night I had a list of verses to look up and find the promises of God in them. Very cool assignment(almost like homework). Anyway, the verses were great and it was pretty cool to dwell on what God has promised me.

Sometimes, we get caught up in "keeping up with the Jones's". It's easy and I do it too(gasp, I know). I get caught up in things, and the things that I want. Note want, not need.

As my mind is prone to do, it rambles A LOT. I began thinking about all of the good things that God has promised to me, and done for me. I'm not even talking about salvation in this instance. I'm simply referring to things like food, shelter, and clothes. He feeds the sparrow, so of course it stands to reason that he would take care of me as well.

Not only do I have all of my needs met, I have also been given most of my wants as well. In the psalms, King David tell us that God is interested in the desires of our heart. That's pretty cool. Let's wrap our mind around this, we are provided with all the things that we need, or the resources to obtain those things, and (this is my favorite part) God also graciously bestows to us our desires that are in accordance with His will. How cool is that?

"The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures"