Raise your hand if you believe God provides everything we need.
Now what if I were to say…God provides everything for our enjoyment.
Where is your hand now? Up or down?
Really. God has an interest in our enjoyment?
Most of us “get” the idea that he provides everything we need. See Matthew 6:25-34
….fix your hope on God, the One who richly provides everything for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17b ~The Voice
This is a little more difficult for many of us to grasp.
After all…many of us don’t think of God as being in the enjoyment business. That is really a stretch in thinking.
And then I looked at the word enJOYment. There…right smack in the middle is the word joy.
God is certainly all about joy! Yes?
This week I’ve been experiencing some of his provision for our enjoyment.
As I put together #InspiredFallNesting posts this week, I saw God’s provision for enjoyment constantly.
I was able to create a lovely table setting because of God’s provision of everything from the sweet napkins and amazing napkin rings to the fresh cut branches, fruits, and flowers.
He did it again with the fall mantel.
And today…he provided grapevines for the picking. Oodles and oodles of them. And if that’s not enough….more varieties of crabapples were made available to us to clip in the neighbor’s yard. I have visions of decorating projects dancing in my head.
I did not need a single one of those items. Would I like them? Yes. But only God could make a wonderful abundance of these things of which I only dreamt.
It’s Joy Day!
The day when we celebrate God’s blessing and grace. Our enJOYment.
Join me in giving thanks for ‘seven’ gifts…the good and the-not-so good and God’s provision for our enJOYment.
God, I’m thankful for
- my amazing, grace-filled friends
- the stunning skies at sunset
- those readers whose comments bless my socks off
- birthdays and celebrations
- YOUR word, Lord that sustains me and fills me with hope
- trees with fall fruit and flowers and grapevines
- a great “first” interview
Now it your turn! Please join me by tapping in your ‘seven’ in the ‘share your extraordinary thoughts’ section below.
If you haven’t joined in doing this…please give it a try. Something amazing happens when we do.
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