Summary: I dont know how anyone could make it, or would want to go through this life without Him, but yet people attempt to do so everyday.
Youre the Best Thing,
that ever happen to me
As I sat back and reflected this week and thought about what the Lord would have me to share,
What kept coming back to my mind continually, was how incredibly faithful God has been and always is to me.
Sometimes the drama of life, has a tendency to cloud, and or blur our vision as to everything God truly does for all of us.
And if we were to truly know everything that God does for us on a daily basis, it would probably be to much to even comprehend.
Psalms 91:7-11 NKJ
7. A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8. Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10. No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11. For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
God is extravagant in everything He does and that includes protecting you,
Romans 11:33-36 MSG.
Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? Its way over our heads. Well never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes.
Its amazing isnt it? thats how much He Loves you, thats how much He cares!
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you,
That would baffle even the most intellectual mind, if they didnt know Christ.
But for those of us who do know Him, weve come to understand it as, His unmerited Favor and Grace that He extends towards us,
Even though weve done nothing to deserve it, He makes it continually available to us!
Even before we ever loved Him, He loved us and has been gently guiding us,
Towards the extravagant life, He has already prepared for us!
God spares no expense taking care of His Children, and Angels Charge over you, in its plural form means,
Gods promises to His Children, are always bigger than their needs.
And whether He needs to send 10 or 10,000 angels to watch out over you, He has the resources to do it!
I dont know how anyone could make it, or would want to go through this life without Him, but yet people attempt to do so everyday.
Wondering aimlessly around looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places,
everywhere except where they should be looking,
The bible tells us of many examples that we could use, but the one I want to share today, is found in;
Luke chapter 19:1-10 NKJ
1. Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
3. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.
4. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way.
5. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.
6. So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.
7. But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.
8. Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.
9. And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham;
10. for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Ill. Theres a story about a local fitness center, which was offering $1,000 to anyone who could demonstrate that they were stronger than the owner of the place.
Heres how it worked, this muscle man would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and then hand the lemon to the next challenger.
Anyone who could squeeze just one more drop of juice out would win the money.