Monday, June 12, 2017

"Just Add Water"

1st Chronicles 22.16 NASU

“Of the gold, the silver and the bronze and the iron there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the LORD be with you.”

I am holding in my hand a box of Betty Crocker’s Buttermilk Pancake Mix. Mmmmm. Sounds scrumptious. Here’s the best part. If I want fresh and steaming buttermilk pancakes topped with melting butter and hot syrup… I can have them. All I have to do is... “Just Add Water.”

It’s easy, complete, and ready to go. “Just Add Water” and I will enjoy the fulfillment of Betty’s promise to start my day with a delicious, hot breakfast. Pancakes don’t just appear. Betty Crocker has done all she can. The rest is up to me. If I do not “just add water,” I will have no plate of pancakes. It’s not hard. I know what to do. The question is simple… Will I “just add water?”

“David made ample preparations before his death” (1st Chronicles 22.5). The king provided everything Solomon needed to construct the Temple of the Lord. But Solomon still had to work to make it happen...

“I’ve gone to a lot of trouble to stockpile materials for the sanctuary of God:
100,000 talents (3,775 tons) of gold, a million talents (37,750 tons) of silver, 
tons of bronze and iron — too much to weigh — and all this timber and stone.
You’re all set — get to work!”
1st Chronicles 22.14, 16 “The Message”

Has God made a promise to you? Then He will fulfill His promise through you! Without Him you can’t. Without you He won’t.

You are an essential part of the equation. He boxed the ingredients of your destiny. You have all you need to fulfill His will. “Just Add [the] Water” of passion, hard work, and decisive action.

Arise and work, and may the LORD be with you!”

1 comment:

JOV said...

Amen to that. The gift of God is external life, you just have to accept it.

This was a great article!