God provides and we forget. We are of so little faith. I often find myself thinking that maybe I am making God into a Cosmic Vending Machine. But I also forget that God is Father. God gives to us endlessly – suffering is just as confusing as basking daily in grace. God loves to give! The message we hear at church is that we must surrender, we must give, we must sacrifice, we must volunteer, we must pray more, we must read the Bible more, we must reach out in justice to the needy, we must… Though all these things are what we strive to do, we can only do them because we have received. Otherwise, how could we possibly be expected to be all these things? How could I possibly be Christ to people if I have not encountered Christ myself? We get so caught up in doing and following and obeying that we forget to love the One who sent us, and the One who provides for us, generously and gleefully and properly.
I feel like I’m waking up! Spring is coming and dawn is here.
Listen to some David Crowder if you ever need an earful of kingdom sounds.from wherever spring arrives to heal the ground from wherever searching comes the look itself a trace of what we’re looking for so be quiet now, and wait