I follow a lot of really creative people on Twitter. Today a guy named Dan Stevers (@danstevers on Twitter) posted a video he created based around the story of Cain and Abel. You can watch it here…
After thinking about the things that I offer God I have discovered that I often treat God like a waiter where I’m tipping Him for being good to me, and then leaving him at the curb until I need something again. I have in no way positioned myself to be fully relying on Him. I have not given my best.
This doesn’t just apply to money in our lives. I have put things and people before God over and over. In part, because I’ve fallen victim to wanting life to be easy and safe. It is much easier to trust something I can see than to trust someone I can’t always see.
God is powerful and untamable. That means that in giving the best parts of my life over to Him I may not get what I want. I may not be put in positions where I am comfortable or safe. For me that’s a scary proposition.
I have to continue to remind myself that God is always good and that I’m always safe in His arms. He has promised to look out for me. That doesn’t mean I’ll have nice things, I think it may mean quite the opposite as it has meant that for many of the early Christians in the Bible. That in those moments of totally relying on Him that’s often where He shows up big in our lives.
Life isn’t about having things it’s having a relationship with the God who gave us this life, and a life lived like that is fully satisfying. I want to be better at living my life fully reliant on God. I think it starts with one moment at a time, so that’s where I’ll start. Right here and now, God you can have it all because I know where it came from and who it ultimately belongs to.