Don’t those words make you feel like a little girl looking up into the eyes of your Mother.
I grew up in a home with three younger sisters. We always seem to be traveling the short road from giggling hysterics and sister-love, to hair pulling cat-fights. Either way, our shenanigans were most often “redirected” by the voice of our Mom just getting “OVER IT”!
For some reason those words came to my mind this morning during my “prayer chair” time.
This was my scripture verse:
“Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the Lord?”. Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God” Proverbs 30:8-9
Oh my. Even as I write those words my heart tightens and tears puddle in my yes.
I am guilty of this.
I am guilty of a year with TOO MUCH self pity and looking at what I do NOT have. I am guilty of a year with TOO MUCH evaluating situations and circumstances over and over and over, asking God, “what did I do wrong to deserve this treatment?”
I am praising The Lord these last few weeks, days and even hours, that HE IS FAITHFUL. He has ALONE “redirected” my thoughts, my eyes and my heart I could not have done it myself. I am TOO selfish. TOO self centered and TOO weak, outside of His love.
In God’s economy–provision looks different, circumstances look different, relationships look different. His ways are not the worlds ways. God’s methods are not about numbers, or approval, or perfect circumstances on this earth.
King David who has become my best Bible Friend this year says this:
Though your riches may increase, DO NOT SET YOUR HEART ON THEM. Ps 62:10
The earth is the Lords, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it. Ps 24:1
I invite you, not from a high hill of “preaching” but from a low place of “learning” along with you…
I’ve had enough–In fact, I have had TOO MUCH!
I’ve had enough provision. I’ve had enough approval. I’ve had enough favor. I’ve had enough protection. I’ve had enough direction. I’ve had enough blessing.
Thank you Lord for giving me just enough to keep me on my knees and….In Your Grip,
PS–my graphic is courtesy of my home church woman’s ministry, BEAUTIFUL! Go visit their post today for some fun perspective, by my friend Renee Scott!