A Trip To The Store

When I was growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, our family had a weekly ritual.  The ritual took place on Saturday.  We would get up early and drive 20 miles on curvy mountain roads to the local town and do our weekly shopping.

I still remember the dime store and the place where we would have lunch.  Then the day would be completed by the last stop, “The Mother Goose Supermarket.”  As a child the store seemed so large with isle after isle of groceries.

Several years ago I returned to this same town and drove by this supermarket.  As you know, it was much smaller than I remembered.  You see having traveled and lived in much larger towns has eclipsed my view of this store.

I was reminded of this as I was reading Psalm 57-70 in my morning devotion.  Here is what the Psalmist wrote, “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits.  The God of our salvation.”  As I read this, I began to meditate on how God always provides for us what we need and we can never exhaust His supply.

Every week we would go to the store and return home knowing that the supplies we purchased would only last for one week.  Then we would have to return once again.  I am so thankful that His supply never runs out and we do not have to wait for one certain day, Sunday, to receive His supply.  We can meet with Him daily.

I pray He is the first place you go when you awaken.  When you feet hit the floor may it be to walk to your quiet place to spend time with God.  Adrian Rogers wrote, “God should be our first thought, not our last resort.”  Unlike that little grocery store, I have discovered God is bigger and bigger as I spend more and more time with Him.

So I wonder, “When was the last time you went to His store and spent time walking the isles of His grace and sitting down in his book section, Word of God, and read for a while?”  If you only go once a week, you will miss out on the daily blessings intended by God.

I still can see that supermarket and is it small in comparison to the Super Kroger in my town today.  I also realize the things of this world are small in comparison to 0ur God.

I leave you with the precious word of God, “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water,” Psalm 63:1

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