Matthew 6:25-27, "That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life...Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?" One thing I have come to realize (after being smacked over the head over and over) is that GOD provides. HE provides when I ask, HE provides when I don't ask, and it's always better than I dreamed; I just have to get out of the way and let HIM provide. I am living proof that GOD uses absolutely desperate times to really draw us near; the times when I am down to my last penny or my last inch of Faith, HE comforts me in ways that only HE can. HE has also taught me in these times not to cause others to stumble because of my fears or lack of Faith. HE revealed to me that when someone makes a promise they don't keep, just know that HE is in control and it will be in HIS timing. HE further revealed if someone has promised to pay, don't keep reminding them; they know, you know and GOD knows (sometimes we Christians believe we are Biblical by holding them accountable instead of trusting GOD and just forgiving) so quit running to the post office looking for the check! Perhaps I finally realized that these sins (broken promises) are sins against GOD. I have been forgiven for so much (more than most can imagine) that GOD has changed my heart toward others. I could actually "cause someone to stumble" by causing them to try to fulfill a promise or do something they just can't do! When we have received so much Mercy (and I could never forgive enough for what I've been forgiven), how can we not Glorify GOD by being Merciful? I wonder which Glorifies GOD most; HOLDING SOMEONE "ACCOUNTABLE" OR FORGIVING AND TRUSTING GOD? Don't get me wrong here, I still wake up every morning wondering how HE is going to provide; and I am always so amazed. Perhaps we can start a life of AMAZING GRACE!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
8/29/2014 06:49:10 pm
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