Singled out – 2020.08.21
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge.
I will tell of all your deeds.
This psalm and verse is about our position and our goals. Where is my place in life?
God has called all men, but few have come to Him. HE has called many, but few follow Him. HE has singled out some; – there are really only a few.
Years ago He called me into His ministry. I didn’t want to do that, because I had to work to feed the family. But He was persistent. He never promised me millions, not even a contract of employment. I had to trust Him to take care of me in every little thing. There was no social welfare office that stepped in and from which I could get the most basic necessities. No, God alone wanted to be the source. He even forbade me to ask for money. You can imagine that this was not very tempting, there was no certainty. It was a great risk, if not plain stupidity.
But God did not let up, He pursued me until I finally agreed. Now my place is: “But now – being close to God is my happiness.” Yes, it’s good to live at the heart of God! I have no wealth piled up, no private jet, no fleet of luxury cars, no swimming pool. But I have God. “To be near God is my happiness.” Ever since we made this “contract”, He’s been taking care of me. And I am very grateful for that, and also to the brothers and sisters who listen to Him and bring their gifts. Thank you!
I have not become a saint, but I often have the leisure to move His Word in my heart. Or to pray for people. Or to bear witness for Him. I am always amazed how much God speaks through my simple words. It is wonderful and like a balm for my soul.
It may be that you have to work to provide for your family. Then you can be sure that He leads everything so that you have enough. The standard of living may vary, but you shall never suffer hunger and thirst, nakedness, exposure or homelessness. HE is the Lord.
Even Joseph found the manger for his family in the stable in crowded Bethlehem, and God will have reserved a place for you in the same way. HE is the LORD, the Father who takes care of His children. Trust Him in all things and you will experience miracles.
Thank You, Father, for taking care of everything. You take care of every little thing. I have experienced it, others have told me, the Bible says it, and it is true: You are our provider. Thank You, Father.