Focal Passages: Deuteronomy
8:2-5; Psalm 139:7-10; Philippians 2:5-11
When my children were in
Mission Friends, I taught Mission Friends. When they were in Children’s Bible
Drill, I led Children’s Bible Drill. As they moved on to Youth Bible Drill, I
moved to Youth Bible Drill.
And believe it or not, I
actually coached both of my boys in cross country and track during their years
at Green Sea Floyds High School.
Are you beginning to see a
I love my boys, and I find
great joy in being involved in their everyday lives.
Multiply that level of love
and involvement by infinity and you’ll get a picture of how much God loves us
and how He wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives.
God is not a distant Creator
who places us in this world and then leaves us to fend for ourselves.
David wrote, “Where can I go
from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (Ps. 139:7, NIV).
God is always with us. (See
Ps. 46:1, Matt. 28:20b, and Rom. 8:35-39.)
God provides for our every
need — just as He did for the children of Israel as they wandered in the
wilderness for 40 years. “Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not
swell during these forty years” (Deut. 8:4, NIV).
David put it like this, “The
Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want” (Ps. 23:1, NIV).
The apostle Paul explained
it this way, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious
riches in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19, NIV). I sincerely believe this means your
physical needs, your spiritual needs, your emotional needs, your financial
needs … Are you beginning to see another pattern?
And that’s not even the best
God could have sent a
representative from Heaven down to Earth to find out how we as a human race
were doing. He could have — but He didn’t! He came himself! “Who being in very
nature God…being made in human likeness … and being found in appearance as a
man…” (Phil. 2:6-8, NIV).
“In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … The Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us” (Jn. 1:1, 14, NIV).
“God made him who had no sin
to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2
Cor. 5:21, NIV).
Jesus died on the cross in
our place to provide a way for us to spend eternity in heaven with Him.
I personally think the case
for God’s involvement in our lives speaks for itself.
Hallelujah! What a mighty
God we serve!