Right under my nose

I remember reading a story of a man who sold his farm when he learned that he could find diamonds in a distant land. After searching for years, he ran out of money and returned to his village to find that a diamond field was discovered on the land he had sold. The lesson is obvious, you can find your treasure right where you are.

I sometimes imagine where sayings like, “Right under my nose” originated. This morning I had a thought that surprised me. My mouth is right under my nose and that’s where all kinds of truths and lies are proclaimed.

Sometimes the answer to a difficult situation lies more in a change of thought, word or action on my part rather than what someone else can do for me. This is especially true when it comes to living by faith. Faith was once defined for me as believing God. When my living contradicts what God has said, I know I’m not living by faith.

God opposes the proud and draws near to the humble. His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher as well. He is the Most High God that offers Himself to those who will believe. He has solved your greatest problem on the cross of Jesus. You are in good hands.

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. NIV
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. NASB
1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. Amplified
1 You, Lord, are my shepherd. I will never be in need. CEV
1 God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. Message

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