Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tailor Made

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.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My God is Powerful! :o)

I feel pretty, oh so pretty...

...Bet you're wondering where I've been.  Well, let me just say that I didn't forget about my blog-fam.  It's been a long, busy, eventful and EXCITING week for me.  Where can I start?  While in the process of preparing for a large weekend Marketplace, I was informed that a BIG company was interested in hiring me.  Who, me?  Yes, me.  Within hours of the meeting with the decision-makers, I received the phone call that I was the winner....the winner of the job. 

And ALSO (told ya, it was a busy week), I received a call from a Christian bookstore that officially wants to carry my products.  So, I have received my FIRST (and definitely not my last) wholesale order for candles and "little bitty" Positive Notes.  WooooHooooo!  Told ya it was "busy, eventful and EXCITING".  

So, who could've setup all of these good things for me?  I'll give you a hint...  Nahhh, I'll just tell ya.  It was nobody, but the Lord.  I prayed for a few things, then got in position and HE did the work.  How good it is to be loved, cared for, supported, favored, shown mercy, given grace, saved, protected and blessed by God.  I owe it all to him!

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory… Ephesians 3:20-21 kjv

Do you have that "power" working in you? The anwer is yes. The power is faith and we all have a mustard seed of it. Are you expecting something from God? I know I am! :o)

p.s. check the "blog hop" tab to see where I've hopped today...hippity-hoppity.