Marvelous life can be a reality for us. When was the last time you cried out to God for help? Put your mind on rewind for a minute, see if you can remember the details. There are many times in life when we realize we cannot do it alone. We need the Lord to do some heavy lifting for us! But how do you follow up after God gets you out of a jam…. once again?
Sometimes we are very micro-focused and distracted in our thinking. We just work our way through life, try to jump over this hurdle and that, avoid this pothole and that, and consider it a success if we don’t fall over or break down. Oftentimes, we don’t realize that God is not a micro-thinker. He is more concerned with the bigger picture. When we are asking Him to help us change our flat tire, He helps us with that. Yet, He also wants to do much more to help us avoid accidents and breakdowns in the future. We are preoccupied on the $200 for a new tire we just blew while He is thinking about getting us a nice new SUV so those potholes do not traumatize us as much in the future. Sometimes we are so focused on today that we squander what could be our reality tomorrow, next year, and even forevermore.
God’s goal is to set us up for a marvelous life.
Do you take the time to truly appreciate God’s help? To say thank you to Him? To give Him the glory, when He helps you out of your jam du jour? After all, God wants your future at a profit, not a loss.
Do you take the time to be quiet with Him and to talk to God? Better yet, do you listen to God and His Word for a while when you have been going through some challenging situations and circumstances? If you do, you may find that He has been wanting to answer your prayers much more graciously and comprehensively than you ever thought or imagined! He wants to help you much more than you ever realized was possible. He might even make some dreams arise from the ashes of your nightmares. God wants to give us solutions and game plans that will make our life so much more blessed. He also wants us to be there for others to help them through their nightmares into the wonderful future He wants to bring to their lives.
We have such great potential with Him. He wants to make us and our children into champions for Him and for each other. But we must not let ourselves be distracted with all the clamor of life anymore. We must not squander the opportunities anymore that lie right before us by faith in the living God! Today is the day to start building this marvelous future with Him! Will you believe that He is able to do this with your life. Do you believe he can use you in the lives of others that need His, and your, help? Turn the focus of your hearing away from the tyranny of the urgent and tune into the still small voice of Almighty God. Then watch the amazing Grace that God wants to bring to your life!
Don’t squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us. God reminds us, I heard your call in the nick of time. The day you needed me, I was there to help. Well, now is the right time to list, the day to be helped. Don’t put it off… 2 Corinthians 6:1b-3a (msg)