How abundant are the good things
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
on those who take refuge in you.
How great is the goodness you have stored up
for those who fear you.
You lavish it on
those who come to you for protection,
blessing them before the watching world.
How great is Thy goodness
Which Thou hast hidden away
For them who revere Thee…
(Rotherham, as quoted by Amy Carmichael)
I read these words from God’s Word this morning with the day still dark,
before I’d made my list of what to do and how to hurry to get it done.
I was already stressed. Worried. Cramming my mind full of to-do’s. But these words changed my morning… and if I’d let them, would change every one of my mornings.
And so I share my heart with you…
STORED UP…LAVISHED ON…HIDDEN AWAY…ABUNDANTLY BESTOWED…
Can this be the key to happiness?
Living on the look out for all these gifts God says He’s wrapped up for us?
Just us who are intentionally trying
to take refuge in Him,
to fear and revere Him,
to run to Him and no one else for protection
from all the hurts and pains and bumps and bruises of life in this world?
Might this not be that missing piece?
That way to what we want?
The way to wake up full of joy?
Dare I hope?
That life is more then lists undone?
That worries cannot rule my world?
That my mistakes and other’s too are not what life is all about?
Dare I believe?
That God has given gifts to me—
just for me
because He loves me?
Dare I search?
For clues to trails
which lead to all He has for me?
Wake up each day with this in mind,
this quest to find His good things stored for me?
Dare I try?
To see those gifts hidden here,
stored up there,
tucked in moments everywhere?
Because if it’s true that changes everything!
From my heart,
What are some of those good things He’s shown you recently? Any surprises? Would you let us in on your joy? Maybe even post a picture?