It’s November. This is often the time of year that we reflect back on the things that we are thankful for.
We often have a mile long list of attitudes, people, material things and even opportunities we send up gratitude for. We write them across social media and hand notes on our children’s artwork. Day one: family ~ Day two: work ~ Day three: liberty ~ etc. until our sticky notes and social networks are full from one to twenty-two things our hearts seem to overflow with.
In all of these sentiments, we seem to forget all the grumbling that we did before these gifts were graciously given to us. We tend to misrecollect how we received the favor we exult about.
His gifts are always perfect and right on time.
We pray and beg for this or that and walk away gruff or disenchanted when we are empty-handed. Sometimes not receiving something is a gift in itself. The lesson we need to be learning often goes over our heads until our stubborn selves allow for some reflection.
James 1:17 NIV
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
We forget the most important thing in the middle of our begging and pleading. We forget faith in the provision and trueness of our Lord. He is good always. His gifts are always perfect, even if He gives them to someone else and leaves us without.
Isaiah 40:10 NIV
See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.
He knows exactly what we need and when we need it. He provides perfectly and without an exchange receipt, for what He gives we shall never want to return for something bigger or better. Our good Father knows us better than anyone else.
The Lord pours out His provision in just the right amount according to our needs and He never dismisses our wants. He is always good.He provides perfectly and without an exchange receipt, for what He gives we shall never want to return for something bigger or better. Click To Tweet