Don’t Take Over the Gift Wrapping
Why is it that we do not feel worthy enough of God's patience, love and due diligence to give us something wonderful - something we've fervently prayed for? Instead, we pray, then rush to get what it is we prayed for or try to take care of it ourselves.
God shows us his love - the magnitude of it - by presenting it to us with all splendor, not in a bag filled with rotten trash or in a rusty old can. Oh no! It is laced in beauty and wrapped in gold - at least that's what it would have looked like if we had not interfered.
Let God answer your prayers. Don't take over the gift wrapping. He wants to surprise you; Let Him!
How now, this Faith?
"...count it all joy when you fall into various trials..knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience...If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God...But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."
~Copyright © 2008 Rebekah L. Pierce