it is in me
it is NOT about me, none of it...it is about HE, The Life Giver
His response, Job's...this is what my heart has been challenged with and what my mind has been meditating on for the past few days. NO matter what the circumstance, my heart aches and longs to respond with the same prostrate heart of WORSHIP!!! For is this not what we have been created to do? Isn't safe to say that this very "verb" is our Purpose?
In the first chapter of Job we find Almighty God sovereignty giving satan permission to strip job of all that he had other than his very breath. It is what he does with his breath that drives me to repentance...he falls to the ground in WORSHIP! Job understood that everything was given by God and therefore belonged to God. Job passed the test and proved that people can love God for WHO He is, not for what He gives! His greatest concern was not about his circumstances or what his eyes could see, but instead his heart burned with a desire to see the Name of the Lord be PRAISED!
When we do God's will we are not guaranteed a comfortable life, but we are promised that EVERYTHING, even our Discomfort, has Meaning and Purpose!!! Purpose to point to and magnify King JESUS!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!