Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house…..(Psalm 65:4)
My daughter really loves certain foods. As soon as it hits her tray she’s already saying, “more, more!” I have to remind her often that mommy will give her more after she’s eaten what she’s got. I’ve made the mistake of giving her a large amount all at once and she doesn’t understand the concept of eating one piece at a time.
It’s in those moments, when she’s adamantly asking for more that I wish she could see my heart for her. She doesn’t understand this now, but I would never let her go hungry. I would never let her go without. Even if it means my grocery bill keeps rising up and and up, I’ll do whatever it takes, as her mom to make sure she has what she needs.
Sometimes, after eating all of one food, she keeps asking for more of it. I try to explain to her that mommy has other food to give her and that it’s good food too. I want her to eat a balanced diet full of fun fruits, veggies and other healthy foods. That way she’ll grow to be healthy and strong. She just simply has to trust that my hand will always give her what she needs. Not necessarily what she wants.
Friend, God wants you to grow healthy and strong as well. His hand wants to feed you. He’d never let you go without. He may not be feeding you what you want right now, but He’s giving you what you need.
God has been feeding me humility over these past few years. Can I be honest? I don’t always like how it tastes. At times, I’d rather go back and live my life when things seemed great and I was living the good life (or so it seemed)
Trust me when I say this that I’ve been disappointed over what God kept serving me for lunch because just like the Israelites, I wanted to go back and eat all the things I used to feast on in the place of my captivity.
But, friend, that’s why you and I got fat with sin. That’s why our pride, fear and insecurity grew. We didn’t allow the Father to feed us His good things. We became impatient, ungrateful and demanded more. We loved sitting in the place of honor instead of giving up our seat to serve someone else.
More, more, more, Lord! And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Wherever life has you today, trust the one who is feeding you and be grateful for the food He’s given you. Even if you don’t like the taste of fruit and granola wrapped with a big dose of humility. Trust the Father, it’s what you need right now and be grateful that He doesn’t always give you what you want, but He always provides for you what you need.
Yes Lord, I can trust your hand. Thank you for being sufficient for me. Thank you for your grace. In Jesus name, Amen.