Our world can be so disappointing – people lying to get ahead, just telling you and I what they think we want to hear. Often, never actually intending to do what they say they will do. They don’t even remember they said it!
Or other people intending to do what they said but never doing it. Too busy, no money, couldn’t figure it out, yada-yada-yada.
God is just the opposite.
He always does what he says he is going to do. He always keeps his promises. He doesn’t always do things the way that we think He should but – then again –
He is God and we are not –
He is perfect and we are not –
we are limited by our 3 pound brains while His is infinite, all-knowing and eternal.
I just need to accept that His ways are better than mine – in every situation. I need to stand firm each day on the fact that God loves me and wants the best for me.
God clearly tells what I’m supposed to be doing and how he will respond in Leviticus 26:3 – 13, ” If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will….. “
Okay, my part is to keep His commands and obey Him. In response, God says
He will bless my labor, what I do.
That sounds great!
I will have food to eat and a safe place to live.
Thank you, Father.
He will give me peace – I will lie down at night without fear.
Exactly what I need.
He will remove danger and my enemies from my life. I will have victory over the evil that surrounds me.
God will look on me with favor and keep all of his promises.
You are always faithful, Father.
I will prosper. He will be my God and I will be his daughter.
Please help me prosper, Father, in the things that money can’t buy- like peace, joy and love.
I believe this and will do what He asks, moving forward with my eyes focused on Him. Then I will receive these many blessings of obedience.
Amen. May it be so, Abba Father.