I think of this each day now as the sparrows come for bird seed which I put out for the doves, but of course the greedy cockatoos make sure they get their fair share.
GRATEFULNESS: John 3:8 "The wind blows where it chooses......so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit".
My desk is close to the balcony door and the cool breeze which is so refreshing is a constant reminder that God is with me, even though I cannot see him.
CONFIDENCE: LAMENTATIONS 3:22-23. "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning great is your faithfulness".
Need I say any more except that the hymn 'Great is Your Faithfulness' is one of my favourites.
PRIORITIES: Matthew 6:33 " Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well".
When we first moved to the Whitsundays, we looked at buying a block of land on this estate where we now live, but what we thought was a good block of land, was not available. Fortunately, God had a better block for us, the one where we now live and each day, I thank God for the view, sometimes even saying to God 'have you looked at the view today?' as some days are magnificent - just check my Facebook page for photos!
SERENITY: 1 Peter 5:7 " Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you".
In 1978 I believed it was the right time for us to move from Sydney to the Whitsundays, yet the lease of the building in which we were to start a Chinese restaurant, did not work out. Once again, God had other ideas, and the building became available for us to purchase the freehold, a much better financial proposition. I am certainly not into prosperity gospel, but this is just one of the examples where God has looked after our financial interests.
These are just a few examples of how I relate to God, or how he relates to me, which ever way you look at it, and it was with these convictions that I could write the last sentence on the first page of 'Bible Stories For Big Kids'....
" At the same time God was preparing his plan of reconciliation, as he still loved the people he had created".