My good friend Carrie has started a new weekly theme, God Stop Sunday. Please, go to her page for more details and to join in, but the main idea is to take few minutes and STOP, remember and share the little things that God has done in your life this week. They don't have to be life changing. They don't have to affect the whole world. Just a moment when you felt God's presence, and were reminded that He is involved daily.
As I have already shared, this has been an emotional week for me. But I have had a promise to cling to throughout. On Feb. 26th, the day that Andy "shipped out", my verse for the day in my devotional reading was "My grace is sufficient for thee", 2 Cor. 12:9. As I read on into the daily reading, I had to laugh, truly I did, and it even talks about Abraham's holy laughter. The reading talked about God having enough to see us through, to provide what we need. And here is what I must point out - He doesn't just provide spiritually. He doesn't just provide physically. Or financially. Or emotionally. He covers it all, at the same time. Forever. Every day.
Here is the example, "It was as though some little fish, being very thirsty, was troubled about drinking the river dry, and Father Thames said, 'Drink away little fish, my stream is sufficient for thee.' Or, it seemed after the seven years of plenty, a mouse feared it might die of famine; and Joseph might say, 'Cheer up, little mouse, my granaries are sufficient for thee.' Again, I imagined a man away up yonder, in a lofty mountain, saying to himself, 'I breathe so many cubic feet of air every year, I fear I shall exhaust the oxygen in the atmosphere,' but the earth might say, 'Breathe away, O man, and fill the lungs ever. My atmosphere is sufficient for thee.' Oh, brethren, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will being heaven to your souls." C. H. Spurgeon, Streams in the Desert
That was such a blessing to me. Andy has been gone a little over a week now, and I have read that at least four times. I love those examples, especially the one about the air. How very silly to imagine it ever running out. Yet sometime I do that to God. I forget that He has enough, NO MATTER WHAT. Doubting his ability to provide is like thinking that there is not enough air in a wide open field. I hold to that promise, that HIS grace is sufficient for me. And HIS timing will always be right. Even the day that he gave me that reading was perfect.
Let's not be content with knowing our souls are going to heaven. Let's do our best to bring heaven to our souls, here on earth.