This morning, I woke up, and I said, “Lord! I really want to lose weight. I’m overweight and I have such a hard time with my eating habits. Will you please help me?”
God: “What do you want?”
Me: “You know. I want to be thinner. I want my clothes to look and feel better. I want to eat right, and exercise more, and lose weight.”
God: “What was that again? What do you want?”
I pause. Thinking. Head goes down….
Me: “I want You, Lord. I just want You.”
Matthew 6: 31 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? (or not eat?) or, What shall we drink? (or not drink?) or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (or what size I am?)
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
I want to live this. I want to walk in this. I want to seek after God and let the rest follow, according to His will.
My carnal human side says this is a cop out. It’s an excuse to not do what I ought to be doing. But Phillipians 4 says,
6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Be careful for nothing…….
And 1st Peter 5 says,
6 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
…….casting all your care upon Him.
That is where I want to be. No cares. I want to trust, believing God is Who He claims to be, in my life. Seeking Him is what I want. He knows my heart. He knows I’d like to lose weight, and be more patient, and whatever else. Fill in the blank.” If God knows my heart, and He cares fror me, I can trust completely that He will have His way in my life, completely, whether it has to do with physical, mental, spiritual, emotional things. All of it. God is ever present with us, setting our paths before us that we should walk in them. We can trust Him completely.
The skeptic comes along and says, “If you just hang around waiting on God, you’ll never get anything accomplished.” My answer to the skeptic is, “I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.” (Phillipians 4:13) and “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall walk and not be weary. They shall run and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) Those people, seeking the Lord, casting their cares on Him, waiting on Him, it will be those people through whom God shines His light in a dark world.
I love you all!