Sometimes the barrier to seeing God’s guidance and provision is fear and doubt. The challenges are too daunting and people decide that they cannot step out on faith. Other times, the fundamental problem is pride. They may decide to trust only in what they can see and hold in their hands. This self-determined life focuses on self and neglects to remember God. Even believers often take one of these approaches, having grown accustomed to a “practical” approach to life. Either cause leads to the same expression: disobedience. Where God invites trust and faith, they respond with indifference or doubt that God really does provide.
Faithful remembering highlights God’s provision in the past. No one can realistically look back over life and honestly come to the conclusion that God has not provided. God’s blessings are universal to a degree. All people benefit from our good and loving God. Just as the heavens proclaim God’s glory, our lives are testimonies to His guidance and provision. May the light of Christ shine brightly in us as we depend on and honor Him with all we do.