Saying Thanks

Welcome back! Last week we looked at John 10:29, and our abiding in Abba's hand, safe and secure from being snatched away. This week let's stay with the same verse.

Since we are in His hand, we can be certain that whatever happens to us today has passed through His hand. Really? Really. Have you recalled lately that Abba is sovereign? Have you remembered that nothing happens apart from His direction or permission? That He is 100% committed to bringing about what is best for you and me?

As a reminder; that looks like what will cause me to grow in my intimacy with Him. Sometimes, that may look like rejection from a friend or loved one. Sometimes it may look like Abba being silent when I want direction. Sometimes it may look like failure, other times I may receive what I want. All these circumstances and more He has designed, or at least allowed, for my benefit. He could never, and therefore will never, direct or allow anything that is not in my best interest. All things are from His hand.

When I remember who He is - my Abba, and who I am- His beloved child, and where I am- in His loving hand; I am more prone to greet each day and each occurrence with “thank You”, rather than with grumbling. Let's all practice saying “thank you” this week, for He is God, and He is Good, and I am never out of His hand. Amen.

Blessings,
Thomas

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”

Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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