More Than A Wish List
Eph..3.20 (GNB) To him who by means of his power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of:
Do you have a wish list for this Christmas? I mean a real wish list for the coming year?
By all means you should!
One of the reasons why Chirstians maintain the same status, go round the same mountains and remain on the same level year in year out is that we get so cumbered with the survival issues of everyday life. Therefore, we fail to see beyond them.
We do not see enough to take advantage of divine providence.
We do not see enough to ask for more…
Meanwhile, our Father is always willing and waiting for us to ask.
It’s even more amazing to discover that even when we do see enough to have great desires, we still do not ask!
Do we doubt His capability to improvise for us?
Are we afraid that our needs are too much, our loads too heavy and our burdens too wearisome for Him to bear?
Jas.4..2 (KJV) …ye have not because ye ask not.
The Turning Of A New Year…
I personally take the turning of every new year as an opportunity to present my wish list to God. And I will try to explain what my wish list looks like.
My list always bears areas where I wish for more by the end of the coming year- especially places where my desired changes are not feasible- humanly speaking…
Likewise, our wish lists should contain
- needs in our lives that cannot be met,
- heights we wish for but cannot attain,
- feats we can’t accomplish on our own,
- our insurmountable problems and
- every other thing that we cannot get by any immediate, humanly visible, feasible or even possible means!
There are areas where circumstances won’t cooperate;
areas where lack of funds is an issue;
areas where we have unfavourable regulatories to cope with;
areas where there is simply no man living to put us through.
But should we cast aside our needs, hopes, dreams and aspirations altogether and keep battling with the realities of today?
Should we keep wallowing in our problems and keep taking life as it comes?
If we take pleasure in asking our human loved ones for ‘vain’ things at times like this, shouldn’t we rather ask our Heavenly Father who has everything at His fingertips, about the real issues of our lives and destinies?
An Assignment For You This Year End…
Gen.13:14-15 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Abram,…, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
It’s three days to Christmas- and afterwards, we’d have the final week of the year!
Here is an assignment for you this weekend:
Please take a mental trip into the year 2013 and prepare a wish list concerning everything you want done in your life by this time next year.
For example, do you wish to have set up your own business?
Do you wish to have delivered your miracle baby?
Do you wish to have overcome the seemingly insoluble issues facing you today?
Do you wish to have been found by your ‘Prince Charming’ ?
Include all those ‘tight corners’ where you wish for a bail out in your list, as well as all those seemingly insurmountable issues.
Afterwards, present your wish list to God with thanksgiving and a blessed assurance that it’s all done.
May the God of heaven arise to meet and exceed your desires, level your mountains and enrich your life according to His glorious power and in line with His promises in Jesus’ name.
Do have a very wonderful weekend and wish you a Merry Christmas in advance!
Funmi Adebayo (c) 2012