Appropriating Provisions Properly


God helps the helpless, lavishing us with many things that—if used properly—are everything we need. So… wherever I flounder, I can usually point out why!

WAY:  God gave one Way to Him: Jesus.  The more I know Him, the more I love Him.  Indeed, my blessing is integrally tied to my level of devotion.

WORD:  The Bible.  I’m not out of line in saying a lot of the weakness in the church today stems from pervasive illiteracy.  (2 Tim. 3:16)

WARMTH:  How much better off I am when I take time to thank God for things like shingles and a furnace!

WINDOWS:  We get glimpses into God’s love by observing things around us: a simple act of service, a child’s love for his mother, the loyalty of a dog.

WEAPONS:  Truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation, the Word, and prayer.  Take them up, Soldier.

WALLS:  Ever “hit a wall”?  It was God’s doing, make no mistake. He was changing the status quo.

WAKE-UP CALLS:  Ahem. Sometimes we force God’s hand, so to speak.

WORLD: What better way to grow in faith than to observe the depraved, desperate world we were delivered from?

WORK:  Work was given before the Curse.  It’s good to use our minds and bodies, accomplishing something.  Be blessed.

WARTS:  This is any flaw, malady, or thorn in the flesh that ought to keep us humble.

WATCHING:  …for the return of the Savior.  Don’t we do better at everything when we are alert, sober, watching?

WONDERS:  Okay, the Creation.  I mean Wow, Right?  Plus everything else God does every day.  Take note.

WINDS:  Though not tossed by every wind of doctrine, I’ve grown by leaps and bounds, through times I’ve had to take leaps and bound over nonsense.

WRENCHES: When there’s a wrench in the works, how I wish I’d have more often grown instead of grumbled.

WISDOM:  A chapter from Proverbs every day—repeat every month.  ‘Nuff said.

WATER:  Yes, the Word washes.  But frankly we do our health a disservice by not drinking enough water.

WICKED: Caution—but by persevering with the wicked, we can grow in our faith in God, humility, contentment, and more.

WITNESSING: We shortchange our own joy by quenching the Spirit.  Let’s bear fruit for the kingdom.

WAITING:  Sometimes I think God teaches me the most when He places me in the waiting room.

This entry has been abridged for time.  So why not use today’s post as a springboard for meditation: What tools has God given, that we’re leaving on the shelf?

2 Peter 1:3 — His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness


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2 Responses to Appropriating Provisions Properly

  1. themamaduck says:

    So true on all points! Well done and thanks for the reminders that we can all use here and there. It’s a great encouragement to me to read this blog! Love ya sis!

  2. Tamz says:

    I agree with themamaduck!!

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