The Table is Spread

The clouds slowly move across the sky. What is moving? Is it the Earth or the clouds? Who can tell?

The Sun provides light and warmth. Many books testify of its existence, but who really understands it’s breadth, depth, and capacity to continue to perform such obligations?

The ground gives way to blades of greenery we call grass, every year, at the same time. Who gives Agrostologist the knowledge to understand the various types of grass and how it grows in regions across the world?

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? Have you ever commanded the morning to appear and caused the dawn to rise in the east? Have you made daylight spread to the ends of the earth, to bring an end to the night’s wickedness? Do you realize the extent of the earth? Tell me about it if you know! “Where does light come from, and where does darkness go? Can you take each to its home? Do you know how to get there? But of course you know all this! For you were born before it was all created, and you are so very experienced!” Job‬ ‭38:4-5, 12-13, 18-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

It amazes me how we can recognize that the things that are visible and clearly created are examples of God’s innovative ways but we doubt His ability to take care of us as a loving Father.

Surely He can’t understand that I am lonely and desire to be married- although He has expressed that He is the originator of love.

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” I John‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Surely He does not expect me to give him a tenth of my earnings. After all, since He is all knowing, He can clearly see that I have a lot of financial obligations.

“Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase;” Proverbs‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

No way could Jesus expect me to praise and seek Him in the midst of tragedy, could He? After all, He disconnected the woman who connected me to the earthly realm from the eternal heavens – and she just up and left!

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Matthew‬ ‭10:37‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

It is not that God, our Father is not concerned with what concerns us. He has everything to do with us. He even said that He would never leave nor forsake us. So what exactly is the problem? Why do we question is ability to provide? Why do we doubt God’s omniscience in our personal matters? Surely, there cannot be a problem with a perfect and Holy Father.

Then, the problem has to be within us. It is the inability of a human mind to comprehend things we do not understand and do not fit in our mental box. We attempt make sense of a God, who made this world, in relation to our world. The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that are in it.

What is the problem? Why does “no” have to mean wait? Why does “yes” imply that WE are not ready?

The area of our lives that cause the most frustration, anger, fear or confusion, Jesus is silent. Why? It is not because He moved. It is because we moved. He is no longer the center of our lives.

Who or what have you replaced Jesus with? Who are you serving? The table is spread, but who are you serving?

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” Matthew‬ ‭6:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

7 thoughts on “The Table is Spread

  1. Amen let us pick -up-our cross. And follow Jesus amen! !!!omg he the way truth and light than you for this devotion! !!

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