Living The Life:
Asaph said, “What else do I have in heaven but You?
Since I have You, what else could I want on earth?”1.
Friends, at times, we can feel disgruntled, or discontented with the way our lives are going – with no clear explanation as to the reason why.
Often we can be preoccupied with the emotions we experience when not in a state of well-being. Day after day – our share may include hardship and catastrophe.
And we may look about ourselves, searching for a reason for something existing or happening, and hit the jackpot by pinning the blame on some event or someone else.
But wait a minute!
Without any doubt, God is good.
“God is good all the time. All the time God is good!”
He is good to good people, good to the good-hearted.
But like Asaph, one of the leaders of David’s choir, we can nearly miss it, missed seeing God’s goodness..
We can be looking the other way, looking up to the people at the top, envying those who have it made, who have nothing to worry about, not a care in the whole wide world – or so it seems!
But the conundrum isn’t our circumstances or other people!
The difficulty is us!
Come on! Haven’t you ever met those who have an inflated idea of their own importance?
For-sure, at times, haven’t we found ourselves falling into the same trap – thinking that the world revolves around us?
Hey friends, one of the characteristics of maturity is to figure-out that “It’s not about me.””
Ahem, it’s not about you either, nah, so get over it!
So what are we going to do about it?
Well, Jesus said, “More than anything else, put God’s work first and do what He wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.2.
In other words, soak your life in God – He’s the real thing!. Yeah!
Always be ready to embark on bold new Godly pursuits.
Know that God will supply and provide your every need.
Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday concerns will be met.
If you feel unhappy, maybe it’s because your life doesn’t revolve-around God.
True, you’re in a spin, and you know it.
But let us look at this anew, your purpose for living is to focus on God, and then, live the life that He has for you.
Soon afterwards, you’ll be able to say like the apostle Paul, “Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty.”3.
Yep, that’s right, God wants us to be fully aware of what we already have.
True contentment only comes from finding happiness and real joy in God our Saviour.
But friends, before we can fully appreciate each and every new day, we need to take a step back and direct our attention towards Him, and see how He has already blessed us in so many ways.
Yep, when we consider His loyal love, His merciful love, and the daily rhythms of His amazing grace, what else could we want?
And as the beautifully composed song by Casting Crowns conveys, it’s “Not because of who I am, but because of what You’ve done. Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who You are.”
Sure-enough, as David, the familiar Old Testament character said, “My cup brims with blessing.”4.
And finally friends, not only have we enough, a cup full, but more than enough, a cup that’s full and running over!
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David Prince: Full-time Husband To Rachel – Writer Of Stuff – Receiver Of Grace – Drinker Of Tea – & Hearty Neighbour.
1 Psalm 73:1-5
2 Matthew 6:33
3 Philippians 4:12
4 Psalm 23:5
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