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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

He May Have Something More

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Last night we went with the mission to a revival service. The church did things a little differently than we typically like but the preaching was on point. He preached out of this text:

Jeremiah 9:23-24 "Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD."

A lot of that scripture is self explanatory. We shouldn't glory in anything but the Lord. The preacher spent a lot of time talking about the lovingkindness of God. He told a story that brought me to tears about a little boy who told his father he wanted a horn for his bike. His dad said no, not right now. The little boy was mad and sulked for the whole day. He rode to town with his dad and they stopped in at the general store. His dad paid the man at the register and all the while the little boy got angrier because he was sure his dad was spending the money on things they probably didn't even need. He wanted that three dollar horn so bad. They walked out to the truck and waited on the sidewalk for the goods to be brought out. The clerk came around the corner pushing a brand new bike with a horn on it and that little boy thought "Wow, someone's dad must really love them. They didn't just get a horn but a new bike!" His anger turned to sheer joy when the clerk hoisted the bike up into the truck.

Isn't that just like the Lord? Before we even can ask for something we think we want, He already has something better prepared for us. I don't know about you but there are things I would love to have. I don't have to stop asking for them. But when the answer seems to be "no" I know that there must be something better for me, directly from my Father's hand.

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