Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
July 31, 2014
It All Belongs to Him
"For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills" (Psalm 50:10, KJV).
Gently chiding a Christian worker for praying that God might give him a second-hand car to use in his service for the Lord, Dr. A.W. Tozer reminded the man:
"God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and the Cadillacs, too. Why not ask Him for the best?"
That same principle might apply to many areas of our lives today. If we truly believe that "according to your faith be it unto you," then it is imperative that we trust God for greater things than normally we might.
Motive, of course, is supremely important in our asking from God. If the thing asked is clearly for God's glory, to be used in His service, the motivation is good. If pride or any other motive plays a part in the decision, then we do well to think twice before asking great things from God.
What man owns, we do well to remember, we own under God. And God has never given to man the absolute proprietorship in any thing. Nor does He invade our rights when He comes and claims what we possess, or when He in any way removes what is most valuable to us.
God owns all things - let's leave to Him the right to do whatever He wishes with the things He owns.
Bible Reading: Psalm 50:7-15
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: Since my receiving is "according to my faith," I will with proper motive for His glory believe God in a large manner this day - for whatever needs may arise.