Well it’s the 10th of November and I don’t know if I am going to post about my thankfulness journey again today. For the Lord has been taking me deep with fruitful results, therefore the editing for public consumption is not only difficult, but is reducing the results to nonsense, unless I naval gaze and let the lint spill out.
However, I have been reading a book that has grown on me the further along I get. I just had to get over the initial annoyance of it being written as a “woman’s book” rather than just as a good book.
This is a pet peeve of mine. Why do women do this, men don’t. Women get all chatty, and personal, like I wouldn’t enjoy their book unless I knew their favorite color, or whether they hate those lonely friendless women out there who like to go all out for others.
Well then again, here I am being all chatty and catty regarding her writing style, so maybe I’ll just shut up now and type some comforting and humbling excerpts.
The book is called None Like Him by Jen Wilkin
Our God is a God of no needs.
God is in fact: a self-contained source of perpetual and perfect sustenance.
He created everything, nothing He created could possibly be needful to Him for His existence. If it were, then like Him it would have always existed. Our God is self-sufficient, needed by all, needful of nothing.
Praise God that His plans do not rely on my faithfulness, His joy doesn’t hinge on my good behavior, His glory doesn’t depend on my performance. I stumble along chasing my own agendas and plotting my own ends, occasionally offering Him the reverence He is perpetually due. He is unruffled and unharmed by my inconsistency. He is pleased to be glorified either through me or in spite of me, but He does not need me in the least. And yet He loves me, deeply eternally, for no other reason than “according to the good pleasure of His will (Eph.1:3-6).