Written & Published by Lolita Buck
I'm especially thankful for a full, abundant life. But perception is EVERYTHING. It took me a long time to get this point in my life. Like most people i saw my cup as half empty simply because i didn't have all the luxuries of this world.
But let me tell you God most certainly has a way of putting things in perspective VERY LOUD & CLEARLY. He will make you do without some stuff for a period of time. Just so that once he does bless you, you will appreciate his provision.
I'm just trying to figure out what more God can do for his people to convince us that we're blessed beyond measure & I'm not speaking solely about material possessions either. Let me be clear I don't have anything against material wealth. I just think as a society we put so much emphasis on it. We have somehow devalued simple things like grace, mercy, protection, and just the basic necessities of life.
Gods grace & mercy are extended to us daily. Just imagine if God said "nope not today". We'd be in BIG TROUBLE. His grace is more than sufficient for daily living. But we've been brainwashed to think that we need something more. Which is the furthest thing from the truth. So much so, that when God is actually blessing us we don't even recognize it. And don't even get me started on his unconditional love & how oblivious many of us are. This actually breaks my heart.
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
God loves us immensely & we're so consumed with day to day living. Many of us don't take the time to just say thank you. It's sad, but true. Or better yet, some of us don't even see God's Almighty hands working feverishly to provide for us. We're so caught up in the rat race of life, the hustle & grind of it all. Unfortunately many of us won't even recognize God's provision until the very end when we're in the final stretch of life.
Of course we all know it's never too late to get right with God as it is demonstrated with the murderer on the cross next to Christ. Brother man, reserved himself a spot at the PEARLY GATES OF HEAVEN with seconds to spare. That's just how merciful & kind God is. I mean dude did his dirt on Earth & God still accepted him with open arms!
But who wants to wait until the last second to experience God's love when we have our full lives ahead of us? I want every moment of my existence here on Earth to be filled with his love. I hope the same for each of you. So whenever you perceive that your cup is is half empty always remember that there is a God up above who is blessing you beyond measure! Regardless of what your natural eyes tell you, he is faithful & has promised to always provide. He is not a man that he should lie, you can take him at his word.
"God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?"
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude