Promise

Today’s word at Five Minute Friday is:

We have much in America, don’t we?  There are people in third world countries whose main goal each day is to find one meal. I wonder at times if those people can thank God for their “little” living. In any given day we have trouble chosing an outfit to wear, or which restaurant will go to eat out today.

I read this promise in Philippians this morning:

“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity. Yes.” Msg.

America has a reputation for “doing good” when disasters fall. Our country doles out millions of tons of food to help needy countries. We are looked upon in two ways: a big brother or a bully.

God is neither. God provides out of the endless abundance of his love and grace. We can’t earn any of this but only walk by faith. Childlike faith is one with few expectations. What children want the most is to be loved and accepted.

“We’ve been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies! The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.” Msg.

There it is: some call it the divine spark, the glory of our DNA, and it’s born in us so that we know there is a god; the I AM. Not one can deny this promise.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Promise

  1. Some say that I should yell at God
    and demand of Him an answer.
    But no, not me, I just applaud,
    after all, it’s only cancer.
    I have a roof above my head,
    I have enough to eat.
    I’ve more than my daily bread,
    I’ve even got some meat!
    I have a wife who loves me,
    who is my shining star,
    and our dogs, all tail-waggy,
    tell the best of who we are.
    Living’s all ’bout attitude
    and I shall make mine gratitude.

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