No Supposition

Gift from God“‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” – A.A. Milne

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, – Hebrews 12:28

Supposition: “an uncertain belief” – New Oxford American Dictionary

How exciting is having the knowledge of our future with God? I’m so contented knowing that God will work in my life to make it better than I can imagine. It is no supposition of mine that God has a better future in mind for us than we can fathom. I am certain of it because of what I have seen God provide in my life and the lives of those who ask Him for His blessings. I’m reminded of how much of Philadelphia’s Temple University was funded by the inspiring gift of 57 cents by a little girl who couldn’t afford any more. She was inspired to save for what she knew was a good purpose, God’s purpose. When she died in 1886, still a little girl, her mother handed her savings over to Reverend Russel H. Conwell, the pastor of Grace Baptist Church. Inspired, he converted the donation into pennies and sold the individual pennies for about 250 dollars. That 250 dollars was used to buy a nearby house which held the first classes of Temple College, which in time became Temple University. The story of the amazing effects of Hattie May Wiatt’s gift could go on, but I don’t have the time here to tell all of it. The truth is, her gift of her life’s savings, a meager 57 cents, is responsible for what is now Temple University and Good Samaritan Hospital (now Temple University Hospital). Her gift, like the widow’s gift in Mark 12, while small in amount, was larger in impact than the fantastic amounts given by many wealthy people. God has the ability to bless even the smallest tokens through inspiration and providence. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen God’s blessings grow from the most unexpected places. We can’t know exactly what blessings will come since we don’t have the knowledge to know exactly what is best for us, but if we ask God for His blessings and then watch for providences in our lives, we are sure to see them. If He can build Temple University with 57 cents, what can He build with what you have? What if we let the anticipation of God’s gifts give us joy? Even if we’re not sure what it’s called.

Daily Journaling Questions:

  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learn today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming of?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?

Thanks for reading,
Jake

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