Recently I received a gift card that was able to be used at several wonderful restaurants. I did nothing to earn this, it was simply a gift of love. When I finally chose a restaurant to use it at, I was anxious to get my food — my buffalo chicken mac and cheese sounded so tasty! However, when the food came I felt shorted. I actually said, “What a rip-off, this is not enough food.”
I felt that the amount of food I received was overpriced. The cost of the gift did not line up with what was in front of me. Even the sides I ordered were met with disappointment when opened. To my surprise though, the food filled me, and I even had leftovers at the end!
Now, how true is it that we sometimes have this approach towards God and His gifts? It is far too easy to feel short-handed when we look at our life. We think that the price paid at Calvary isn’t being properly reflected by what’s in front of us. However, when we begin to taste what He has freely gifted us, we see that He is truly good!
Lamentations 3:24 reads, ““The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!””
God has gifted you many wonderful things. Do not despise what is in front of you, but instead thank the Lord for all of His good deeds. Trust me, there is more than enough for you to be filled right in front of you. He is a good and faithful God! Your portion is more than enough!
As Paul wrote to the church in Philippi: “God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19.) He will give you your daily bread. He will fill your cup to overflow. He will never let you down!
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