Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
At one time J. Wilbur Chapman experienced a great sorrow that nearly shook his faith. In addition, his finances were almost depleted just when it was necessary for him to take a long trip to the western United States. One of the elders of his church who was a wealthy banker came to his home to offer a word of comfort and encouragement. As he left, he slipped a piece of paper into the pastor's hand. Chapman looked at it and was surprised to find that it was a check made out to him and signed by this rich friend. But the figures to indicate the amount of the gift were missing. "Did you really mean to give me a signed blank check?" he asked. "Yes," said the man. "I didn't know how much you'd need, and I wanted to be sure you would have enough." Later Chapman commented, "While I never had to use that check, it gave me a secure feeling to know that thousands of dollars were literally at my disposal."
God has given us a signed check:
Philippians 4:19 (KJV);
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Romans 11:33 (GWT);
“God’s riches, wisdom, and knowledge are so deep that it is impossible to explain his decisions or to understand his ways.”
Ephesians 3:16-17 (GWT);
“I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.”
Now – after reading and considering those verses – who is it, exactly, that has the greatest riches at their disposal? It is God’s children – it is the Christians – it is US – it is YOU and it is ME! WE are walking around with a signed blank check in our pocket, and everything is ours for the asking!
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.