Today we drove to LA for the holidays. So excited to be here and spend them with my family and girlfriend. Family is so important to me, and something that I believe should never be taken for granted. We were made for family. We were made for community.
This morning, we went to pick up our rental car, and upon arrival were told the only car we could get was an SUV, which would cost more money on gas to make the 600 mile drive. We protested. They sent us to their other office, where, after an hour of negotiating, we were given the keys to a navy blue Mustang for no extra cost. What a brilliant upgrade. God loves to bless us with more than we could ever expect or hope for. Why settle for an SUV when you could have a Mustang?
There is a danger that sometimes we settle for less, when God has an upgrade for us just around the corner, if we were to just keep pressing in. He loves us. He loves you, and wants the very best for you. Jesus points out to those who had gathered around him that even those who were fathers would never dare to give their children a snake instead of a fish, or a stone instead of bread, so with that in mind, how much more would our Father in heaven want to lavish us with gifts? He is in a good mood. Scripture tells us that God rejoices over us with singing. He wouldn’t sing over us if He wasn’t in a good mood. Where in your life do you need an upgrade, or a gift from God? Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you, because you are more than worth it.
To position ourselves for upgrade, we need to be aware of what God has already done and is doing in our lives. Stewarding what He has entrusted us with only opens ourselves up to receive more from Him, and I’m not just talking about monetary upgrades here, but emotional, spiritual ones too.