Posts Tagged ‘own’

In my mid twenties I bought a 1978 Datsun 280Z. It was British racing green and just beautiful. For weeks I would look out the window to see it sitting in my driveway and think, man, I can’t believe that’s mine. Of course after a few weeks the newness and excitement went away.

For the last nearly eighteen years I’ve got to experience an even more wonderful elation as I look at our children every chance I can. My favorite is when they’re asleep. Every day I think, God, I can’t believe you let me be their dad. This newness and elation only increases as time goes by.

Multiply this by infinity and that’s how God feels about you. It’s okay to feel pretty great about this, you might even say, man, I can’t believe I get to be His.


Posted: November 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Does it own us?

How often is the irritation we feel towards others a result of us having unspoken expectations? Scripture says to freely give just as we freely receive. Both of those are tough. Is it okay to get agitated when we don’t get what we think we deserve? Or even more so is it all right for us to give but then be disturbed when the gift wasn’t appreciated to the degree we believe is appropriate? The closer our relationship with God the more we come to understand that everything belongs to Him and when we no longer assume ownership we can let go of expectations and freely give what we have so wonderfully received.