This morning I woke up before anyone else. I stopped in my quiet house to gaze out my kitchen window and observe the coming day whispering in. The first thing I thought was how beautiful the view was – and how much more beautiful it would be with a snow-capped mountain towering behind those dark trees.
“Oops!”, I thought to myself! “Don’t push it!”
If there were mountains, it would be a colder, more northerly climate – meaning snow. I can’t handle snow. Detest it in fact. After living in New Jersey for more years than I wanted, and having to shovel ourselves out of the house after blizzards, I just don’t like snow. It’s ungodly to drive in, and I don’t like having to haul around all the layers everyone peels off. Because, of course, they aren’t going to haul their own stuff around.
The fact is, when you wish for more than what you have, ripples happen. Things will change. Sometimes, those changes won’t necessarily be better than what you had to begin with.
In Matthew 7:7 Jesus has gone up into the mountains with his disciples, to teach them.
“7: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (8) For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (9) Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? (10) Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? (11) If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in Heaven give good things to them that ask him.”
Makes you think, doesn’t it? Maybe I should be more careful what I wish for! The Awesome God that I worship, is listening to every word I utter. Every wish. As long as I am doing my best to walk in Jesus’ steps, and as long as it follows His will, He will grant my every wish.
Now, I’ll be the first to cry if a letter comes transferring us North. I wouldn’t mind a visit (I’ve always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise!), but, I want to come home after!
Fortunately, my Lord knows my heart. I Samuel 16:7 says,
” But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
He knows I don’t really want to live near the cold, and I trust that He won’t move me. He knows my heart.