The Gift of God’s Reminders

Last night was one of those nights. You know what I mean; most of you have been there as well. Sometime during the night, I found myself awake, and my brain suddenly kicked into high gear. It started rattling on about a trip we’ve been planning for the end of the year and whether we would even be able to go. From there, things moved into much harsher, darker thoughts. I finally fell back to sleep for a while and woke up with all of those thoughts still remembered.

I usually try to begin my morning with a cup of coffee, Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest, and my daily Bible reading. As it turned out, today’s reading was Second Peter, and this is what I read:

“His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. By these he has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.”

2 Peter 1:3-4

It was a message I desperately needed. I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and it’s made me question whether I am equipped to deal with everything coming my way. God saw fit to remind me that, yes, He has equipped me with all I need, thanks to His chosen One, Jesus Christ. I may be inadequate to the task, but God’s Spirit who dwells within me is more than capable.

God’s Word is chock-full of promises like that. If you spend time in the scriptures, you will find them. What’s even more amazing is God has a way of delivering exactly the one you need, at the just the time you need it. It’s as if He’s reminding us, “I’m still here, and I haven’t changed my mind or my promises to you.” One of my favorites is Joshua 1:9-“Be strong and courageous…the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” It helps to remember that I will never be in a situation where God is not present. It does help me to be strong and courageous.

Meet with God first thing every morning. No matter what the world is trying to throw at you, or how determined Satan is to break you, sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea and letting God speak to you through His word each morning sets the foundation for the rest of the day. Let Him surprise and delight you with His promises; it will remind you that you’re not alone in your walk today.

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