"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19
“Dear Lord, before I even put my feet on the floor this morning I want to thank you for meeting all my needs today. I know not all my “wants” may be met but each time I am able to eat a meal, rest easy in my home, drive safely on my errands, pay my bills, find peace in my mind and joy in my heart I thank you and lift you up in glory for the love you have for me. Amen”
My BSGs recently studied the intricacies of the trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It was great getting to know and understand to the best of our human abilities how each of the three interact with each other and with creation. The foundation of the study was that God is love. He didn’t need to make us humans because He was already complete within the trinity. They love each other and are fulfilled by each other. And glorify each other. So creating “us” became a pure act of love.
“It would be wrong to think of ourselves as God’s primary focal point and purpose; that is not the message of Scripture.” says Christian teacher, Tara-Leigh Cobble. “He created us and invited us into pre-existing joy.”
Pre-existing joy? Think about it. Throughout the gospels Jesus talks about how God loved Him before and how they glorify each other. They had love and joy and everything they needed before “us.”
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." John 17:24
So given this truth, how much more amazing is it that God cares about us? About your bills. About my aches and pains. About our fears and worries. There are those who believe that God created the world and then left us alone (deists). But every single day He answers prayers. For me, that good night sleep was an answered prayer. The fact that my husband still has a job and can provide for us is an answered prayer. That my oldest daughter has yet another day to decide to turn to Him and that my younger daughter already has are answered prayers. That I have food to eat and a strong body to serve others. For just having another day to glorify Him before my time is up.
He loves me. He loves you. He is providing for us. So each morning let us lift up our eyes and present ourselves to Him as His servants. Ready to glorify Him, ready to acknowledge His holy presence in our lives.