Sunday, October 17, 2010

UNWORTHY?

I thought I would bring this over from the KJVBlog where I posted this for  Friday.


Micah 7:7  "I will look to the Lord,  will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me."
 
I read a story of a king who prepared a city for some of his poor subjects.  Not far from them were large store houses, where everything they  could need was supplied if they but sent their request.  How-ever there was one condition ~ they should be on the look out for the answer, so that when the king's messengers  came with the answer of their petitions, they would always be found waiting and ready to receive  them. 
The sad story is told of one despondent person who never expected to get what he asked, because he was too unworthy.   One day he was taken to the kings store houses, and, there to his amazement, he saw, with his address on them,  all the packages that had been made up for him, and sent.There was a garment of praise. the oil of joy and so much more.  They had been to his door and found it closed.  He was not on the out look.
From that time on he learned the lesson from Micah 7:7.


A lot of times it is our lack of faith that keeps us from many blessings that were sent our way.  Faith, in the face of opposition holds fast  to that which it knows.  I find that when I have a lack of faith in my Christian life ~ it comes from within.  How many times have we felt unworthy, yet the the Mercy and Love of  the Sacrificial Lamb, made us worthy.  We sometimes receive a blessing and don't recognize it as a blessing.  Yet, further down the road it was one of the biggest blessings we received.  At the time it was hard.  But when our eyes are opened and we look and wait for the God of our salvation,  we want to fall down and worship Him for sending just what we needed.  Don't be like the man that felt unworthy ~ the storehouse is full and overflowing.  It is at our disposal.  Open the door and let it in.  You will be blessed!


1 comment:

THE OLD GEEZER said...

We sometimes receive a blessing and don't recognize it as a blessing.

Amen Sister Aliene! Most of the changes that I fought hard against at the time in retrospect were actually God's way of getting me to step out in faith to take on more responsibility and develop my character.

~Ron