Thursday, July 23, 2009

Don't Care How...I Want It Now!

Sometimes I feel a little like Veruca Salt from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. You know her, the little girl who wants everything she sees and she wants it NOW! I know the Scripture: "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19. I've always applied that Scripture to my financial needs and God truly has always met my material needs and so much more. The Scripture reads ALL your needs. I started thinking about that- do I really trust God to provide ALL my needs? My emotional needs, spiritual growth, people to fellowship with through our house church, relationships, time, energy and the list goes on. I've got the money thing but there is so much more that I still struggle with. Just looking back at that Scripture something stood out to me...GOD will meet all your needs. It is in Him that everything I need can be found. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33. All the things I struggle with God will provide when I need them. I have to ask myself, do I just think I need these things or is God actually withholding them from me because He wants me to need Him more than anything else. I can't say I really know the answer, but I believe what the Bible says. It says He will meet my needs. All I know is I want to keep trusting so I don't end up like Veruca Salt. I definitely don't want to be a "bad egg" due to my own impatience. It feels so freeing to be able to let go and know God is still in control. He knows what I need so much more clearly than I do.


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