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We Want What We Want

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 NIV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and wallyir.If they only could talk, they would say, “Please give us more!” 

I feed six feral cats on my deck. As the newest two kittens have grown, so has the amount of food to fill their bellies. I realized I should increase the amount of distributed food—at least to avoid the cats hanging around looking like they need more. So the marker line on the food distribution container was put a little higher. Of course I run the risk that the more they are given the more they will desire, hungry or not.

Paul says, “And my God. . .” An enthusiastic person might say it with emphasis such as, “and MY God,” a God that is powerful and able to do anything. It’s a big undertaking to supply each of us our needs. Scripture says God will meet all of our needs but does not say all of our desires or wants. God knows the difference and sometimes we’re left feeling our prayers are not being answered. Perhaps we are seeking things God does not view as important. Just like impulse buying, time or distance gives us a better perspective. Perhaps I didn’t need that anyway.  What we see as needs are very different than God sees.

Become aware of your blessings God has granted you. Count your blessings for each one, and don’t always look for more.

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and wallyir.)

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Kim and Yvonne Tumblin

Tumblin Treasures is a team effort of sisters-in-law Kim Tumblin and Yvonne Tumblin. Although writing thematic journals is the focus of their business, they both enjoy reading and writing devotions. Kim currently lives in Elida, Ohio, while Yvonne lives in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Life experiences have grown a deep desire in both of them to encourage, guide, and  mentor others to develop and/or deepen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.


  1. I''m always positively impacted by a neighbor who responds to ""How are you?"" with ""Much better than I deserve."" What a good reminder this devotional is!