Precision

Milkweed in my garden.

Milkweed in my garden.

 

Our God is precise.

 

He is not a "close enough" God. This is not hand grenades or horseshoes. Our God is concerned about the details.

It's easy to see God's precision and care of details in His creation. Look at a butterfly's wings, an intricate snowflake, a hummingbird in flight, our amazing human body! God's detail in creation is awe inspiring! It's amazing! It brings wonder!

God's wonder is noted many time in the scriptures. Here are a couple:

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. ~ Job 5:9
Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you-majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? ~ Exodus 15:11

God's precision goes beyond His marvelous creation. It appears in our very lives. It manifests itself in how our Father weaves our hours and days together with care. He loves us so! He shows His love in providing just what we need. Not almost what we need or close enough to what we need-- He provides exactly what we need.

God is infinite in wisdom and therefore He is precise.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be. ~Psalm 139:14-16

I recently had a day when God showed me just how much He loves me by supplying exactly what I needed-- and I didn't even know it was what I needed until it happened! As I have shared, I am in a transition in some relationships. God gave some powerful words of encouragement to a friend of mine and she had the courage to share them with me. What a gift! Those words read to me as a reminder of God's very love and care. It was exactly what my heart needed. Has that ever happened to you? Just the right phone call or conversation, just the right words of encouragement, running into just the right person at the store, hearing just the right song?

It's not coincidence or good luck. Our God is precise. 

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. ~ 1 John 5:13-15

We who believe in Jesus know we will receive what we ask for in prayer! John 15, Philippians 4, Matthew 7, and Matthew 21 all bear witness to this truth. We who abide in Him can ask our good Father for what we need and He will answer. He will answer precisely. 

Where do you see God's precision and care? Have you thanked Him for it lately? 

How do you need God's precision to show up today? Ask Him for it!

 

 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" ~ Matthew 7