Guarantees

Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. – Psalm 37:16-19

 
Abundance comes upon us as God has promised to provide it.  Like many things in life, the method, the amount, and the timing are ultimately in His control.  However, we do have some say in the matter.  Our role comes in the choices we make between being wicked or righteous.  Do we inflate our self-worth to make ourselves seem more important, to place undue credit for our success, for our gifts, and for our lives on ourselves?  Or do we recognize the true provider of all good things and align our lives with Him in order to build ourselves into the full manifestation of who He created us to be in the first place?

 
There are many quotes that talk about guarantees – how life doesn’t offer many and about how some rather negative things like death and taxes defy that rule.  How unfortunate that most people must have their perspective skewed in such a manner.  As Christians, we need not focus our thoughts on negativity when it comes to studying certainties.  In fact, God provides us with many good things upon which we can rely.  What is the limit to God’s love?  What reason do we have to doubt His forgiveness for our sins?  Which promise has He given to us that was eventually broken?  What need of ours has gone unaddressed?  Whose life has not been impacted by the greatness of our all-powerful Heavenly Father?  There is nothing we should worry about.  There is no reason to expect anything in our lives except blessings and joy from the throne of our King.

 
So in a world filled with distrust, broken promises, and sin, how comforting it is to know that Christ has bridged all of it to provide us our path to Heaven and the outstretched arms of the Father.  You know this truth, and consequently, you spend every day of your life living in love and basking in blessings that God Himself has left for you.  May your days be rooted in this premise – whether you face a hectic schedule filled with many demands, or have a day all to yourself.  Be blessed!  You are truly a special creation – a masterpiece of God craftsmanship and an heir to the King of Kings.  May you always know the love of God in all things so that you may prosper in everything you do in His name.

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About day1of1

Author, Speaker, Educator, Husband, Father of two and follower of the One.
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2 Responses to Guarantees

  1. Cheryl says:

    I loved this post! Your words brought me encouragement as they reminded me that I must live a life filled with expectancy of the strength & grace that The Lord bestows upon His children. I am going though a difficult time financially and emotionally. “There is no reason to expect anything in out lives but joy and blessings from the throne of our King.” Thank you for reminding me that despite my current difficulties, God’s love will see my family through. Blessings to you!

    Ps. Love the title of your blog!

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