Whatever am I going to do? I just don’t have a lot of time! Raymond, I need you; please answer me. Why aren’t you answering me? Lord, I don’t want to be lost. I need help!
Countless times I have cried for help, more times than I care to remember but, I didn’t get immediate help. Many times I resorted to calling and searching for help, but it just led to more frustration. A few times I just happened upon my destination, I believe it was God, humorously saying, “My child, whatever am I going to do with you. I have given you everything you need, so let me just help you out a little.” He does have a sense of humor you know; He has to deal with us.
Disproportionate worrying, undue stress, mental anguish and the list can go and go, but was it necessary? We say it all the time, “but my God shall supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory.” What causes us to forget about what we have been armed with? Why do allow situations to make us lose focus of who we are in Him? John 14;13-14 tells us, “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”
With that being said, would you agree being in Christ we have access to everything we need? If that’s the case then why don’t we tap into the power that’s been given? Could we say then that certain situations can cause us to lose focus? Could we go and and assume, for this case in point, that our minds just hadn’t caught up with what we’d been given?Let’s look at it this way, you have been given an assignment for a research paper. You have access to electronic sources and you have used it at least once before, but for some reason you decided to do a manual search. This will require more time which can lead to much frustration. Could we go on to say then that we tend to lend ourselves to what’s familiar, but why are we comfortable with relying on things that can potentially cause us tension?
We should ever be growing in the knowledge of the word and never content with where we are. As we grow in the knowledge of God, we become more like Him. Peter encouraged the early christians by saying, “And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation” 1 Peter 2:2.
Hear is what has prompted this week’s post: Last Saturday as I was on my way home my finger accidentally pressed the voice recognition button in my car. Let me add that I had been driving this car for almost three years. The button is literally in my hand because it is on the steering wheel. I vividly remember many times I “accidentally” pressed it, but immediately I followed the command given and I pressed and held it until it canceled. I knew it was there and I somewhat knew what it was for but, it never dawned on me to make full use of it. I may have used it a time or two to dial a number.
I remember the day I got the car. I told the salesman I wanted it fully loaded. I wanted all of the bells and whistles. I told him I wanted his best Lexus IS250, lacking nothing.
What a wake up for me! Do you know how many times I have used my cell phone to find my way around or called my husband for directions? Do you know how many times I have stopped on the side of the road, wasting time to pull up directions on my iPad? Strolling to find a number to dial. Surfing to find the closet “point of interest” only to finally realize all this time all I had to do was open my mouth and “say a command or say help at anytime for assistance.”
Does that sound familiar? As it is in natural, it is in the spirit. You do know as believers, we have all we need because of Christ? Let’s be reminded with Ephesians 1:18-19, “I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and the surpassing greatness of His power to us who believe. He displayed this power in the working of His mighty strength.”
When we accept Him as Lord, He immediately resides in us. We cannot see Him but we can sense His presence. This reminds me of my car since that’s where all of this started. I don’t need my keys to start my car because my car is a touch-start. The key doesn’t have to be visible. It doesn’t have to be in a particular place. It just needs to be in the car and the car will have power. Let’s just say the car just needs to be able to sense that the keys is on the inside and it will have what it needs to operate.
A key that is as small as my thumb but has so much power. With it, it offers, “please say your command or press your number choice, destination, restaurants, gas station, hospitals, banks and, oh even home!” What more can a girl ask for?
We have everything we need in Him. When we accept Him, He becomes one with us. He takes residence in us, but how many times we needlessly complicate matters? It’s like applying for a credit card. We apply and we get approved but unless we activate the card, it is of no use. We can carry it around but unless we activate it, it cannot help you. It’s a personal thing, it can only happen individually. I cannot activate yours and you can’t mine. Now I can use mine to help you but, I hold the authority.
Wow, what a moment, everything I needed I had all the time but what was I thinking or not, panicking, stressing and fearing, but why? I had everything I needed. Did I forget that I am joint heir with Him and the same authority given unto Him is mine. Yes it is, just as He told His disciples before sending them out in Mathew 28:18, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
He is very mindful of us and we need not fear or concern ourselves with life matters. He comes to remind us as He puts it so gallantly, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Mathew 6:26
Think on these:
- But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak.” 2 Corinthians 4:13
- With the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18: 20-21
Please feel free to share your thoughts as it might just be what someone needs. Thank you for taking the time to visit and read as I am continuously dancing in His word. The word will do it every time. Come on let’s dance together!