And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT)
The weekend is over and we are staring at Monday like an unwanted illness. Why is it on the weekends we seem to be able to forget about all that worries us from Monday through Friday? And then Monday comes and here we go again. Not enough time or resources to do what is on our to-do list. We run from here to there and we feel like the busier we are, the more productive we become. I live in the Washington DC area and I swear people here think being busy is a badge of honor. We often feel that we can't rest long enough to get our heads on straight. We leave ourselves no room to breathe. Last week, I was talking to God about how I feel like I am unable to do what I want to do (which I hope translates into what he wants me to do). I complained that I am pulled in too many directions and I asked him what I should 'give up' so I could get some stuff done. His reply came in the form of today's text.
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
At first I started thinking along the lines of material things. He would provide and I could share but then as I prayed through it, I realized that maybe he was also talking about my time and my energy level. Too often we get distracted with (OK, I get distracted with) what I am doing and I lose focus on who God is and what he is capable of doing. I forget that my day, my week, heck, my life is his and if I dedicate each moment of each day to him, he will provide all that is needed to accomplish all I need and all he wants.
Father God, I give you today, March 20. Do with it what you will and Lord, thank you that as I give it my best shot, what actually transpires is up to you. Amen