Wanna read about my latest paper-crafts? Well, I got something even better. Today’s post is more about God’s craft and less about mine.
God, the Perfect Tailor, Who is Suited to Meet Your Needs
I had a sweet little conversation this morning with God – riding through the mountains, enjoying God’s glory, the new fall foliage, the drive by the lake. Then I realized that God satisfies our wants by meeting our needs.
Have you ever asked God for something specific? And when He answered your prayer or request, you realized that He had tailored your want to fit your need? For example, you ask God for A+B and inturn He gives you A-B or A+B+C. That’s because He has to tailor or modify or customize (yeah, I like customize better) your desire to fit your specific need. It’s like suit shopping in the men’s department. When you pop in the store, they have the basic suit, but it must be tailored in order to fit your needs: your chest size, height, arm length, wing span, etc. The seamstress or tailor will measure each element that requires any adjustment, however, without these necessary modifications the suit will fit improperly. In other words there’s no perfect fit and it’s just not right for you. The good thing is God, our tailor, already has our measurements, therefore, He knows what needs to be altered, removed and/or added for you. Here's the proof:
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." (Psalm 139: 13-14).
"O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me" (Psalm 139: 1-5).
Our Father is a God of perfection, which means He will always tailor your wants to perfectly fit your needs. He is the perfect tailor – suited for your needs.
"And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).
God fills our underlying needs that are buried in our wants.Go ahead and confess to God what you need or what you think you want, then wait for His response... :o)
P.S. Check the "::blog hops::" tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today...hippity-hoppity.