The complexity and creativity of Christ compels us by His love. We cannot grasp how far and wide and high and deep is the love our Father has lavished upon us that we could be called children of God.
The goodness of the Lord is so strong and never ending that we can never tell of ALL His mighty deeds. The author of Psalm 71, who we suspect is David, shares with us…
“My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.” – Psalm 71:15-18
As we progress in these blog posts, the goal is to remind the reader of the greatness of God, His relentless pursuit of us and His never ending faithfulness. Taste and see that the Lord is so good.
The miracles of God’s provision cover us like a warm blanket reminding us that we are safe and secure under His covering, blessing and plan for our lives. Though the “safe and secure” may not be what we imagine, His ways are higher than ours and for that we can always trust Him.
He constantly reminds me of His mercy over our lives.
A few days ago I realized that we were 37 cents short in our bank account and I started to pray that somehow He would keep us and care for this situation. I felt impressed to check our bank account and discovered a sweet surprise. Someone had deposited $500 into our account. Who? I don’t know. But, I know it was given through the gracious hand of my Father and I praise Him.
Next, I realized some bills that were due for the place where I serve and we were short $1200 with only one day to go before they were due.
Don’t you love the phrase… but God.
He allowed several customers to pay at just the right time and we were covered. Covered by His grace for another day.
It doesn’t stop. Our friends all over the world have been praying with us that God would send work and He has heard our cries. Over and over, He continues to care for us and provide the sustenance needed for another day.
Today we have enough. We need collections tomorrow but it is not tomorrow yet. We need not worry or fear. He knows our every need before we even ask. He cares for us.
In the eyes of the world, we must be fools, but God has called us out to trust Him. He wants the glory for Himself and He surely gets it when we must live desperate for Him and His power. We are weak and broken people, BUT GOD.
Our Heavenly Father is so amazing we cannot even share all His mighty deeds. Why He would choose a bunch of nobodies to make His name great doesn’t make much sense, but somehow in His great power He makes it work. From worldly wisdom, He chose the wrong people, the unlikely people, the inadequate people. But, He has called us to be hidden missionaries, to stoop low, to lead as servants.
He has called us, beckoned us, to be hidden in Christ so that we no longer live, but He lives in us. We sound like radicals, but this is the man we love. He died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep, we can live for Him.
And when His affections become our affections, we finally start to understand that His plan for our lives is a million times better than our plans. He has this unbelievable adventure awaiting us if we will follow Him.
Jesus isn’t some Santa to give us all that we want. He is our Lord and Savior who will give us what we need.
What if He doesn’t come through, what if.
What if we lived believing He is our only plan. No contingency plans. No bail out options. What if we really believe He will provide for us?!!
Jesus has more for us than we can fathom. Our choice is to take His hand, walk with Him and tell Him, “I trust You to lead me and I trust You so much that I will follow you”