Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In thy presence is fullness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures forever.
Our God is great and His mercies endure forever! We serve an amazingly generous and coordinated Creator. So many times in my life He has proven that He is with me by answering my silent prayer or by providing for my exact need. I was recently asked to describe who God was to me. As I led into the discussion about how I knew that the universe had a creator and how I felt in my soul that I answered to a higher being, I realized that the receiver wanted more. He wanted to know who God was in this world that we live in. How did I know that He existed, beyond what I felt in my heart?
It was then that God brought to mind all of the times He had provided for me or for my family so precisely that there was no question that there was a god listening to my prayers. I remembered the time someone felt God telling them to buy my family a brand new car. I didn’t question His existence the day this couple, with whom we weren’t even very close, wrote a $17,000 check! God reminded me of the times when my money has been tight and a check comes in the mail or my paycheck is bigger than I expected. I was also reminded of the times when I prayed for God to change my heart about something and the next morning I woke up with unfettered joy over something that, just the previous day, had made me feel sick. I recalled times of brushes with death and knowing that the only reason I was alive was because God protected me. I’m so thankful that I serve a God who is involved in my daily activities. I’m thrilled to serve a God who is gentle, slow to anger, and who seeks to bless His children. But most of all, I’m thankful that He listens to, and knows, my heart. We feel loved when we are known; I am thankful that God seeks to know and bless me!
I challenge you to recount your history with God and praise Him for what He has done in and with your life. In a world that demands physical proof, I give them the blessings and provision of my Creator and a life possible only through His mercy and grace.