I think its safe to say that we all want some freedom in our lives. Maybe its freedom from responsabililty or freedom from fear. Maybe freedom from ourselves. I know that most of the problem doesnt lie with whatever situation I am facing, but it really has to do with me. I tend to fixate on the objects rather than the reality. If that makes sense? Lets say I'm making a PB&J for lunch but than i start to think about dinner or maybe breakfast for tomorrow...I create this hunger for those meals than rather enjoying the food that is in front of me. I make myself WANT. But do I ENJOY what I have? Why are we so discontent. Why do we want for tomorrow?
"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:4
These past couple of months I have been really looking into getting a "better" car. This better car would let me go further in distance without a worry, it would provide more opportunites for "ministry" and it would bring me happiness. My fixation for this vehichle is raging. EVERYTIME i see a Ford Escape 2009 on the fwy... I imagine me driving it. :( and wishing that it was mine. And than...as I am driving my car that the Lord has allowed me to have for the past 7 years, I snap back to reality. I am reminded gently by the Lord that God can use my 19 year old car just as much.
How often do we discount the things right in front of and put our HOPE in things we know not of? How often do I think anything else will bring me happiness, but what I'm really searching for is Joy. Do we settle for the "happy" we might get tomorrow or do we rejoice in the "joy" that we've been given today.Unfortunatly i dont know if i will ever fully get it...the concept of being satisfied with the Spiritual rather than the physical. But do I surrender or give in?
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us," Ephesians 3:20
MY GOD is able. So, lets just rest in that our God is able to do more than we could imagine. And lets step outside of our own plans and ideas of what will bring us happiness and lets rest in the joy that is set before us.
Now we have given freedom to eat that fruit in the middle of the garden and we have also been given the promise that God will and is taking care of us...that we only need what He provides.
Thank you Jesus for your everlasting and unchanging love. Help me to rest in your truth and to trust in your promises. May we all strive to live this day for you alone.