‘My God turns my darkness into light.’ Psalm 18:28 NIV
God not only redeemed you and called you to serve Him, He also equipped you. Everything you need to fulfil your assignment is in your life right now, just waiting for you to recognise it. Anything that’s unrecognised becomes unappreciated; and anything that’s unappreciated becomes unrewarded; and anything that’s unrewarded eventually leaves your life. During the days of the California gold rush a young couple became obsessed with the quest for gold. They sold their farm and everything they owned and went to search for it. Failure after failure, they eventually ended up bankrupt and moved to Europe. Many years later they returned to America and decided to visit their old farm. But when they arrived they found it surrounded by security guards and a high wire fence. When they inquired, they discovered that under their old farm was the second-largest gold reserve in America—and it was now owned by the government. They hadn’t ever needed to head out to California in the first place—gold had been sitting on their property all the time.
God has placed resources and people all around you that you’re not seeing. Some of the biggest gifts in your life have yet to be recognised because they’re in seed form. And your failure to recognise them is costing you dearly. Paul wrote to the Ephesian believers saying, ‘I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.’ (Ephesians 1:18 NIV) And David prayed, ‘Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.’ (Psalm 119:18 NIV) Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. There’s treasure in you and around you that you’ll never see until God reveals it to you. And He will, if you seek Him.
SoulFood: Job 18–20, Lk 1:57–66, Ps 47, Ecc 10:1–4
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023