Why would God take care of me? Why would He continue to preserve me? Some days, it feels as though, taking the first step, second step, etc. is all I can do. Why would God contend with the likes of me? It looks as if some people are the movers and shakers…and I am just standing still. Why would God keep dealing with me? He has given two commandments that He says hang all the law and the prophets and it seems that they are difficult to follow…
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Matthew 22:37-39 KJV).
Perhaps you have questioned your purpose by asking similar questions. I know that I have asked such questions in my lifetime. Afterall, if I am not capable of being my own mind keeper, how can I help another?
God has the answer. He is the caretaker of the world He created. He gave man a choice – freewill. He is so wise that He knows who will accept Him and those who will deny His son and the resurrection.
God knows that I have need of Him. He knows we all have need of Him. God’s plans are based on His agenda – to save His children- not mine. I am here to help carry out His plan; because I made the choice to believe, He accepted me into His fold. The choice to believe in Jesus and his works, will lead to eternal life. That is His promise. So why would you take care of me? Because I am part of His plan for the righteous (Psalm 1:1-3). Thank you, God, for allowing me to be part of your plan.
You made me a winner from the very start (I got to the egg first) …and nine months later, Whoa! We are an imperfect people. Thank you for Your Holy Spirit who teaches and guides us in Your truth. Our fellow brother, Paul, to in Romans 12:1-21 NLT, to demonstrate good.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.d] 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection,e] and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.f] 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.
20 Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.”
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
Thank you, God, for taking care of me so that I do Your Will (follow your command).