We all make mistakes. The ones that bother me the most are the over-simplistic, "how did you miss that...I couldn't come up with a good explanation if you put money in for me" variety. Reflecting on one already this week, I thought to myself yesterday afternoon...
I don't think this is what God had in mind when He said "unless you become as little children..."
I understand He was talking about faith and not letting the complexities of the mind put boundaries and limitations; justifications and rationales on who God is and what He is capable of from our finite vantage point.
However, in retrospect, even as I write this, it does display a reliance on God that we often forget. I've done this thousands of times and been fine. There's other things I can pray about. It's worked this way for years and never been a problem. I don't need to seek wisdom regarding this now.
Yet, Scripture says differently.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him...
If any man lacks wisdom, let him ask of God (who gives generously)
Let no man think higher of himself than he ought...
Seek first the Kingdom and His righteous...
Commit your plans to the Lord...
It is the Lord who gives the ability to produce wealth....
We are living in a time when a self-sufficient generation has seemingly raised a generation that expects that everything will be done for them or handed to them.... meanwhile, both generations suffer from failing to recognize their need to rely on God Almighty and Him alone, before self or another human.
If you understand someone will let you down, then you must also understand you will let yourself down.
God; however, who never leaves or forsakes, also never fails.
Pray, this #youthPastorWednesday, for pastors struggling to acknowledge a fresh reliance on God. Pray for those having difficultly in setting an example of a life who calls on God for all circumstances, regardless of their complexity or simplicity. Pray generations, young and old, will come to God as children... in awe and wonder of His glory and grace. Amazed by His power, captured by His love and comforted in the knowledge and security that His sovereignty can be trusted.
May He be the source of daily life; the only reliance we go before we enter the world... before we get out of bed.
God be our All-in-All.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.