Drinking Dad's Cup
All provision comes from God – even the little things like food and water or “snacks and Gatorade.”
One day, God showed me a principle of His provision, when I took my little boy, Zeke, out fishing. One morning, when he was 9 years old, he woke up in a bed that his father bought to him, in a house that his father provided. He ate a breakfast that Dad paid for, while Dad loaded the boat with drinks, food and snacks packed to the hilt, along with all kinds of fishing and safety gear. We hooked up the boat (not his) to the pickup (Dad bought), then went to the gas station and grabbed some ice, bait and more tackle- I paid for all of it! We fished for a few hours and when Zeke was drinking the last Gatorade, I asked “Can I have some of your Gatorade?” He then made a face that immediately told me what he thought about my question.
It was really my Gatorade in the first place. I was simply asking for a small portion of what I had so lavishly provided, to be returned. What our Father really cares about is our attitude towards God and His house.
Deuteronomy 8:11-18 (NKJV) "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, lest--when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them;...and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; ...then you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.' ...remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth.”