The Best Portion of All

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Philippians 4:12)

“His piece is bigger than mine!”

When I was a boy my brothers and I would sometimes bicker about the size of the piece of homemade pie mom served us. One day Dad observed our antics with a lifted eyebrow, and smiled at Mom as he lifted his plate: “Please just give me a piece as big as your heart.” My brothers and I watched in stunned silence as Mom laughed and offered him the largest portion of all.

If we focus on others’ possessions, jealousy too often results. Yet God’s Word lifts our eyes to something of far greater worth than earthly possessions. The psalmist writes, “Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word” (Ps. 119:57–58). Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the writer conveyed the truth that nothing matters more than closeness to God.

What better portion could we have than our loving and limitless Creator? Nothing on earth can compare with Him, and nothing can take Him away from us. Human longing is an expansive void; one may have “everything” in the world and still be miserable. But when God is our source of happiness, we are truly content. There’s a space within us only God can fill. He alone can give us the peace that matches our hearts.

Loving Lord, thank You that nothing and no one can meet my every need like You can. Amen.

When I read this it blessed me. What a perspective, He and He alone can give us the peace that matches our hearts. True contentment only comes when you willingly give it all over to Him and choose God as your source of happiness. Scripture says, Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Can you even imagine how big His heart is? So just imagine with me if we were to ask God to give us a piece as big as His heart, wow, that’s unimaginably and in my mind overwhelmingly big and He wants to share a piece with us that’s just as big as His heart. He loves us and would that we would prosper and be in health. The thing is, He won’t force any pieces on us, we have to be willing and submit all our ways to Him. He won’t force Himself upon us. What a God we serve. So today, let’s go to Him and ask Him for a piece as big as His heart and see what He gives you in return. If you don’t receive the piece instantly, that’s okay, trust Him for your portion, in His time and don’t look to your left or to your right but trust His timing for in His timing it is beautiful, it is delicious and it is well worth the wait.

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Psalm 73:21-28, Isaiah 40:28-31