Thursday, April 15, 2010

God the Wishing Well

God is not a wishing well into which I throw my best effort or offering and receive my desire.  God creates and changes desires that are in line with His purposes.

I have this conversation at least once per week:  "I just wish God would do this for me.  I mean, I do what He asks and am a nice person, etc.  Why won't He give me what I want?"  "Do you think you're entitled to it?  Do you think He owes it to you?"  Implied answer:  no.

We deserve hell and punishment forever.  Everything else is gravy, right?  Well, sort of - He gave us Jesus and with Him all His promises confirmed.  God is so gracious, so giving, so loving that He gives us all sorts of things.  But the giving He does is not so we can be comfortable or find convenience.  He does it so we'll be conformed to Jesus' image and live for His glory.

1 comment:

  1. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.