Mission Statement

Cyber Sabbath's goal is to begin to mend the division between Christ and the world (society) that Church has created through reflections, sermons and devotionals

Cyber Sabbath is a place for the stifled Christian voice to be heard. Media gives way to much time to the extremist - over looking the theologically educated and/or the moderates in favor of what sells their view point. Here, politics aside, a pastor reflects on God's voice in every day life.

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Myth of God Providing

I have always been not only practical but someone who sees the "big picture" in life.  And thus, I often huff at people (of course in my head) who proclaim God will provide.  This isn't because I don't believe them, but because I feel that it does require more then just sitting back.  As believers, followers, workers of God we are not entitled to a pay out.  Being a Christian is not a job and thus I should not expect a payment out of it.  Instead, I should be open to the blessings and the ways in which God provides. 

Lots of our Bible discusses imagery of God like that of water - for those who are thirsty, is an example.  As we long for water, so we long for God.  And there are just as many places as it speaks about longing for water as it does discussing God providing the water or being the water.

But as my husband reminded me yesterday - when you dig a well the first water that comes out isn't the clear stuff.  The first water is the gross dirt and it isn't until the water has been rushing a few minutes that the clear water comes flowing out.   Our journey with God is a lot like that.  God doesn't always provide in an instant what we need, but if we stick to our faith long enough, we will see the blessings.  We need to work at it.  We need to be more then a person doing nothing and sitting back waiting for what we perceive to be ours.

Work on your relationship with God this Lent.  Remember that God does provide but that first we must be a in a relationship.  Be ready for God to provide you with something different then you were looking for and remember that at first our answer might be mucky, but with God blessings abound!