It was a few days before Christmas and, as usual, I wasn’t ready.
Getting ready for Christmas is not a challenge unless I’m still shopping on Christmas Eve. Finding a parking place in Asheville, NC, is often difficult, so I was happy to find a metered spot just a block past my destination.
The meter required coins, and I had none in the car. My pockets were empty. I scrounged under the seat, in the glove compartment, and in the console. After much digging, I decided to take the risk. I completed my errand in record time and rushed back to the car, relieved to find nothing on my windshield. I reminded myself that I needed to replenish my cup holder change and proceeded to my next destination
I pulled into my credit union and walked to the back of my car. That’s when it hit me. My next errand was to cash in a jar full of change I had accumulated over the past year. I planned to give it for a special offering at church on Sunday. I had more than one hundred dollars in the hatch of my car. I laughed at the absurdity of my scrounging around in the floor of my car when there was an ample supply just a few feet behind me.
I often do the same in my walk with God. Peter says God has given me everything I need to lead a godly life. Everything. God lacks nothing. But I often limp along, relying on my own pitiful strength when the power of God’s Spirit lies within me.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to quit focusing on what I can scrounge up in my own power and tap into the infinite provision of my Father God. Will you do the same?
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