Earlier today I was reading a blog written by Kirk M (@Blessings2you) entitled Filled With All The Fullness of God which was based on the third chapter of Ephesians. As I read the blog, my eyes rested on versus 20 and 21.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us , Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21.
As I pondered these words, I thought about how what we believe to be best for us, what we interpret as abundance might very well not be God's interpretation of abundance. I will try to explain.
It is no secret here at CB that I, K , have a fondness for ... chocolate truffles. I know this amazing chocolatier who... Mm... I am getting hungry just thinking about it.
Now scientific studies have shown that dark chocolate in particular has health benefits when consumed by women. Sorry guys, I don't know about you. I stopped listening when I learned that chocolate was good for women. I asked my oncologist about this actually and he assured me that chocolate truffles prior to and after chemo is a beneficial thing. Well... at any rate it would release endorphins which would make me feel better. Personally, I think that when a woman simply thinks about chocolate endorphins are released but I digress.
Looks good, smells good, tastes good, feels good. Wow, that sounds like something one should have an abundance of right? I think I'll ask God if...
You don't think so? Why not? What do you mean that wouldn't be good for me? But I want it and God said that whatsoever I ask... He'll give me, right? What do you mean, God didn't mean chocolate? That's ... that's outrageous. That's discrimination! He's being mean... or is He?
Yes, God is good and God desires to give us good things but at the same time, God knows best. He knows that while a little chocolate might be good, a diet of nothing but chocolate would destroy my health and eventually... me.
He is our Heavenly Father who knows better than we do what is best for us and how and when it should be dispersed to us. Are we willing to trust His judgment and accept that God will give us exactly what we truly need to have exactly when we need it?
This is too good. An excellent lesson taught with a wink and a smile. Perfect.