God is My Spinach. “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM That sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14
Psalm 139:13-14 “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
When Popeye was confronted with difficult situations he would state “I yam what I yam?” gulp down his spinach and defend right!
We are not all Popeyes and we are expected to conform, often to standards below those of our Christian faith and may face difficulties if we do not. It is necessary to understand who we are, what we are and keep the Lord in our daily lives. We need our “spinach”.
If there was a right way to be, how would some of the prophets or John the Baptist fit in with the rest of their society? Probably not too well at times. The truth is you are you. You are who God created you to be. He wants you to know who you are and understand your unique characteristics. You were created by God and then the mold was broken. No one else is exactly like you.
You are unique. You are special and it is all right to be you. Don’t let others shape you. That is God’s task He started with you, he will finish with you and he will be with you. He is our spinach.
Let us search for the person that God wants us to be so that we may serve him better.
Heavenly Father, as we travel through our weekly chores, we need to see a way to help You. We often lose track of your plan. Sometimes we are too busy and do not understand it. Today we pray that each of us may find a better way to serve You. (pickering)