Monday, December 27, 2010
Is your storehouse full? It's time to check
In this fast past world it has become hard to remember what we’ve accomplished today and yesterday is already drenched in a fog and has begun to fade far from our memories. No wonder we find it hard to place our faith in God sometimes. As soon as God has answered one prayer, we’ve got six more lined up for Him. Many times we’re so caught up in life we barely remember to say thank you Lord, or take the time to reflect on how faithful He has been to us.
King David the Psalmist reminds us that we should keep our mind stayed on Jesus and remember to thank God for all He’s done. I would suggest that this instruction would require a certain amount of reflection on a regular basis so we can remain mindful of all that God is doing and has done. Looking into our inner temples to see what God has placed within us, is one way to maintain that focuse.
God has developed miracles within us so we can become reflections of His greatness. During times of trouble and storms, we tend to dig deep reaching for our inner selves to survive, and yet the battle continues. If only we were aware of what God has placed in us, we could access His gifts which reside in our spirits, and we could boldly say “Peace Be Still!”
”Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
The LORD is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
God restores, rebuilds, strengthens, keeps, directs, honors, covers, and loves us. Spend some time today seeking what He has placed within you, you may be richly surprised.
“Go out and feed some sheep today!”