We look at the lives of others and we see things that we need. We see friends with 50” inch TV sets, luxury cars, high-rise condos, nice clothes, designer handbags and jewelry, and we begin to think that we need those things too. We see the small balance in our bank accounts, the 2 years remaining on our car loan, and the costume jewelry that adorns our closet door, and suddenly we see lack instead of blessings.
Instead of seeing the peace in our heart, the healing in our bodies, and gifts of friendship in our lives, we look at the outside and begin to devalue what God is doing on the inside. Rather than God’s promises prized above all else, we make things, people and the places we’d like to travel the treasures of our heart.
In all of our planning and wishing, we fail to realize that the key to obtaining everything we think we need is found in God. The earth and everything in it belongs to God (Psalm 24. Therefore, the key to obtaining the things of the earth can only be found through God.
A noun is defined as a person, place or thing.
When you need a shoulder to lean on, God is a counselor and friend. (person) (Isaiah 9:6)
When you need a place of rest from worry and hardship, God is an escape and place of refuge. (place) (Psalm 46:1)
When you need favor, finances, increase and promotion, God is a provider and a giver. (thing) (Philippians 4:19)
God is a noun and when we devote our time, love and attention to Him, He promises to bless us with the nouns (people, places and things) that are the desires of our heart (Ps. 37:4). He is a person, place and thing for everything we need in life.
The best way to see who God is, is to know who God is–by reminding yourself daily. [“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).] When you begin to grow envious of someone’s possessions, remind yourself that God is your counselor, friend, refuge and provider. When you feel overwhelmed, hopeless and stressed out, remind yourself that He is your anchor of hope. When you are in need of help, promotion and victory, remind yourself that He is your victor, your place of peace and your overcomer. When you begin to do these things, you will notice your desire for things and people begin to change. Your focus will shift, and God will slowly begin to add more unto you because seeking His face will become more important than seeking things or people (Matt. 6:33).
Everything that God is, is everything that you need. Everything you need can be found in God.
God is YOUR noun.