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Some of God’s Greatest Gifts

    

We are getting some much-needed rain here in Florida.  It rained several days last week and so far for three days this week.  This is a good thing because all our rivers, creeks, canals and etc. were so low.  Everybody was saying how things were going to dry up if we didn’t get rain.  I didn’t worry because I know our God is an on-time God and He will give us what we need exactly when we need it. Oh we might think He is dragging His heels or running late but remember He always knows what’s best.  We just need to have faith in Him.  I know there have been times when I’ve prayed for something and I didn’t get the answer for over a year.  But He came through when I actually needed it. 

     You have probably, as I have many times, heard people say that God will never put more on you than you can bear.  Well most of the time they are thinking about problems, heartaches etc.  But the same holds true for blessings.  God will never give us anything that we are not mature enough to handle.  We might thing “If I had a million dollars I’d do…”  But God knows exactly what you would do if you had that kind of money.  Not saying that you would but some just can not handle being rich.  Look at all the athletes and actress/actors who have made the big bucks then got hooked on drugs or alcohol.  They were not mature enough in their faith to handle the big money.

     If you are asking God for something and He doesn’t seem to be answering then go to Him again but this time ask Him what is standing in your way.  Ask Him what is in your life that you need to put aside or grow in understanding so you will be able to deal with whatever you are asking for.  Get in His Word and pray for maturity, ask Him to guide you in the paths that are right (Proverbs 3: 5-6.)  He will absolutely lead you in the way you should go.  I won’t guarantee that this will happen but farther down the road of life you will most probably look back and say “Thank You God for not answering that prayer.”  They say that some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.

     Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time stay safe and dry.

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Walk by Faith

     My grandson, John Henry, is two years old and I absolutely love every second I get to be with him.  Right now he is at the age where his little mind is like a sponge soaking up everything he sees and hears.  The other day we were playing in the back yard when he spied a lizard.  He was like, “Wow! Ninny.”  He had to squat and watch it.  No, he didn’t want to touch because he informed me it was “Dirty.”  However, he would not leave the spot as long as the lizard stood frozen in fright.  I shuffled my foot in its direction and it ran.  Well wouldn’t you know it only went a couple of feet and stopped close to another lizard.  John Henry’s eyes went wide and he gasped in an unbelievable excited voice, “Two!”

     When we go for a walk it takes almost an hour to go around the block because he has to stop and look at every rock, bush or bug and of course smell every flower.  He is fascinated with the outside air conditioner unit.  He calls it “dictioner” and we have to stop and look at every one we pass.  I’m amazed at his fascination because this baby doesn’t like noise and never has.  Usually if he hears a leave blower, lawn mower or anything noisy he runs to me.  I take him in my arms and assure him everything is all right and he is safe because I have him.  He relaxes because he trusts me completely.  Our love for each other is unconditional.

     That’s the love God has for us; unconditional.  He wants us to trust Him the way little John Henry trusts me.  When we have a problem and run to Him He takes us in His arms and says “It’s all right I’m here.”  Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:3   “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  We must have the faith of a child when we go to our Heavenly Father.  Faith that says not only that “He can and will” answer our prayers but that “He has!”  As soon as we ask we can rest assured He has answered.

     John Henry doesn’t question if he will have food to eat, clothes to wear or a clean safe place to sleep.  He trusts us to supply these things for him.  God wants us to have the same faith that He will supply all our needs.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:31-32 ‘So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.’  God knows what we need and supplies it even before we know we have a need.  We are to have faith as a child.

     When you have this kind of faith in our Heavenly Father you are filled with a joy this world can not understand.  So take a walk with God as John Henry walks with me.  Hold God’s hand and let Him guide you and show you the wonderful things He wants to share with you.  Trust Him to supply all that you need.  Listen to Him talk.  In short, enjoy an intimate fellowship with God.  I’m telling you it can’t be beat; absolutely nothing on earth can compare with it.

     Thanks for stopping by, until next time stay safe and may God bless you.