The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The God of Our Doorstep"
God knows all that will arrive at the doorstep of our hearts and lives.
"His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).
He either determines or allows everything that comes to our doorstep. "God… worketh all things after the counsel of His own will" (Ephesians 1:3; 11).
Our Lord knows what He will do regarding that which arrives on our doorstep. "Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world" (Acts 15:8).
God possesses complete confidence in His ability to do and be for us whatever we require. "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?" (Jeremiah 32:27).
He also bears perfect motivations of love regarding all He determines or allows to make its way to us. "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31).
Most pointedly, whatever presently stands upon the doorstep of His trusting children's lives found our Heavenly Father awaiting its arrival, be it blessing, challenge, or the everyday and mundane. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above… A very present help in trouble… I am with you always" (James 1:17; Psalm 46:1; Matthew 28:20). Nothing escapes His perfectly focused attention, His complete foreknowledge and knowledge, His devoted commitment of love, and the fulfilling of His promise to work all things together for good to those that love Him (Romans 8:28).
This is written as a simple reminder of things we all know and believe in our hearts, but which must be often recalled in mind as life comes to us with its gifts, difficulties, responsibilities, and occurences. All must pass through the gates of God's "eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord" in order to find a way to us (Ephesians 3:11). Our Father is that wise, that motivated, that able, that present, that involved, and most of all, that lovingly devoted to our hearts. Thus, He can be trusted with every fiber of our being, in all things, and at all times. Solomon leads us to the Throne of such grace as we close our consideration of the God of our hearts, and the God of our doorstep…
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
Weekly Memory Verse
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.