“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.” Matthew 11:28-30 TPT
This particular Friday had been a busy day at work. When I got home, a dear friend had arrived for the weekend so I put dinner on and waited for Walt to get home from work. After cleaning up, I had planned to make a coffee cake for our Singles bible study in the morning, but was waiting for Shannon to drop off some eggs she picked up. Finally at 8pm, I texted her to see when she was coming. She informed me that they were already in the refrigerator.
I felt a little silly after I found out they had been in there the whole time. Had I looked, I would have found them and not had to wait so late to bake. But alas…..
When I woke up in the morning, the Lord reminded me how similar it is to His children always waiting for Him to do things for them when He’s already made provision. Just as the eggs were already in the frig, God has made provision for everything you will ever need for life and godliness. It’s already in you because His Spirit is in you.
Wouldn’t you feel a bit silly if you suffered needlessly or went without simply because you didn’t look? Didn’t know your rights? Didn’t realize the power you possessed, not only for you, but for everyone who’s ever come into your prevue? The power in you has the ability to light the world, you just hadn’t learned to flip the switch.
Father, I thank You for showing me that You are my Provider and Healer. Not for me alone, but for me to give to all who come to me with needs. For as You called us to come, we sit at Your feet ready to receive all You have for us so that we can give liberally to all who ask. It’s in Jesus’ Name, Amen.