This morning I was looking for my usual cup where I make my own version of lemonade. When I went to the kitchen, I saw my cup and it wasn’t cleaned. And so I took it and washed it in the sink. The pressure from the faucet wasn’t much so there’s only few water coming out. Because of that it took me awhile to finish.
While washing the cup, I remembered the time when I was still a kid, my dad would always ask me to wash the dishes. The water in our faucet then was so strong that I always finish fast. But most of the time my dad would come to me and point out soap bubbles left on the plates I’ve washed. And so I would redo the washing. I was too confident that just because the water was too strong the filth and soap will be washed away not considering to check if it really did. And so going back to washing my cup, I was a bit annoyed for taking time to finish but then I realize this, because the water coming out was little it forced me to be patient and keen to details in making sure there isn’t filt or soap left in the cup. In the end, it took me awhile to finish but I have a sure cleaned cup I can use for my lemonade —- no filth, no soap.
Just like in life, we pray that God would pour out His great blessings upon us because we think that when we have much we can be better; and we often despair and complain when we are given limited resources. We do not understand that through these limited resources we are given much more than material blessings we asked for. Consider the prayer of King Solomon, the wisest King that have ever lived on earth, he said in Proverbs 30:8b-9 “... give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say. ‘Who is the Lord?’ “
Our Father God knows exactly what we need. Just trust Him!