Thursday, November 18, 2010
This Verse Jumped Out At Me This Morning
It came in an email from my sister in law, Esther. Her email was to say that her tests checking for cancer blood markers, while very high prior to her surgery, is now at normal levels! Praise the Lord.
She sent a devotional that meant much to her in the body of the email. It said in part,
"In everything ye are enriched by Him' (1 Corinthians 1:5). The favor of the Father is given to us in His Beloved Son, and in everything we are enriched in Him. If we are not happy it is because we have lost sight of the favor given us in the Lord Jesus. In our foolishness we turn to the world or look into our own hearts, instead of keeping our eyes upon the Lord Jesus, the risen and exalted Man in whom the Father has given us His favor." -C.A.C.
This verse, "that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge," has struck a cord. How often do I only look at God's blessings as physical? Either health or "things". 1 Corinthians is saying that in everything, even in our speech and knowledge we have been enriched.
I have long asked God for wisdom. This verse is an encouragement that God is enriching my life in this way, and in the knowledge of Christ.
That is a challenge to me - to keep looking for His enrichment in my life - to recognize it!
I hope you have a wonderful day!