I read this today from the devotional “Solo“:
The skeptic swore, “There is no God! No God!—I can do anything I want!
I’m more animal than human; so-called human intelligence escapes me.
“I flunked ‘wisdom.’
I see no evidence of a holy God.
Has anyone ever seen Anyone
climb into Heaven and take charge?
grab the winds and control them?
gather the rains in his bucket?
stake out the ends of the earth?
Just tell me his name, tell me the names of his sons.
Come on now—tell me!”
5-6 The believer replied, “Every promise of God proves true;
he protects everyone who runs to him for help.
So don’t second-guess him;
he might take you to task and show up your lies.”
7-9 And then he prayed, “God, I’m asking for two things
before I die; don’t refuse me—
Banish lies from my lips
and liars from my presence.
Give me enough food to live on,
neither too much nor too little.
If I’m too full, I might get independent,
saying, ‘God? Who needs him?’
If I’m poor, I might steal
and dishonor the name of my God.”
Hopefully this challenges you today as much as it has challenged me to examine how much I am consuming and “eating” rather than relying on God. In concordence with the verse I also read Ezekiel 37, the dry bones section. Read it if you have a chance today.
I feel like all I have been doing for the past month is eating everything in sight and have become so reliant that the “pantry” is stocked with food that I forgot who is providing this food. I have become so reliant on what I can do and provide for myself that I have lost the testimony of what God is doing in my life and how He is giving a messed up sinner like me grace and love. This is what I want to consume and live on.