Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful and have forgotten the God who fathered you. Deuteronomy 32:18 NKJV
God lifts us up. He raises us to places of influence. You think you got that promotion on your own? Think again. God exalts those who are mindful of Him.
God gave us certain skills and abilities. He expects us to use them. He leads us to the place of employment. He gives us wisdom for decision making. He rewards us financially for the work we do. If not for Him, we wouldn’t be where we are.
Everything we have is a gift from God. It is God who provides for us. You might not see the connection, just as the children of Israel seemed to forget.
- Do you have a job? Be thankful.
- How about a place to live? Praise God.
- What about a form of transportation? Thank Him.
- Do you have clothes to wear and food to eat? Rejoice in God.
Remember God knows what we need. He knew us before He made us. He planned the family we would be born to and live with. He counts the very the hairs on our head. All the days of our life are known in advance by Him. He knows us better than we know ourselves.
Today’s verse is a warning to us. Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful and have forgotten the God who fathered you. Don’t be like the children of Israel. Don’t take for granted all that God does for us.
Be mindful of God instead. Be on guard. Set reminders everything. As you get ready in the morning, thank God for the clothing you’re putting on. As you put on each piece, think about God’s armor from Galatians 6:10-20. As you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, praise God for providing nourishing food to keep our bodies healthy. While driving to work or school or the store, thank Him for the car you’re driving. As you enter your workplace, thank Him for employment and ask Him to help you be a godly influence there. You get the idea.
Be mindful. God gave us a brain. Let’s start using it to bring glory to God by remembering all He does for us.
Lord God Almighty, if we stopped to consider all that you do for us we would never cease praising you. Open our eyes to the various ways you provide for us. Let our hearts be joyful as we discover the depth of your provision for us. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.