Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

If I would’ve made that 3 foot birdie putt, I’d shot 76.

If I wouldn’t have went out of bounds, I would’ve parred that hole and shot 83.

If I’d hit the 7 iron instead of the 8 iron, I’d been flag high.

If the greens weren’t cut and rolled so fast, I could’ve putted better.

It’s almost that time of year when we will be inundated with the shot by shot recap of golfing rounds from our friends. Is there anything less interesting to try and look interested in hearing someone tell you? The premise of nearly every round recap is a “what if” or four. “If this would have happened different, the result would have been more acceptable.” The Bible contains nearly 400 promises from God. Most are conditional, but several are unconditional, meaning they are definite to occur and not dependent on man’s actions. No matter what man does or thinks, God promises never to destroy the Earth by water again. He promises every man will suffer a physical death except for those living at the time of the second coming of our Savior. God has promised Jesus will return to the Earth for the ultimate redemption of the saved and the judgment of those who have refused salvation. God’s individual blessings are conditional in that they primarily require a relationship with Him. We must repent of our sins and have faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. With salvation and the presence of the Holy Spirit, our faith and faithfulness bestow upon us conditional blessings. My God is a supplier – he supplies protection when the enemy draws nigh. He supplies comfort when the world promotes chaos. He supplies my shelter when life’s circumstances cause a storm. He gives me peace when the sea of life rages. Most importantly, He supplied my salvation when I repented of my sins. He gives me forgiveness even when I fall short! Each of these promises are conditional in that we must draw close unto Him and be found within His will. My prayer is for a closer relationship with our Savior. The closer I walk with Jesus, the easier it is for him to find me for a blessing! “Just a closer walk with thee, grant it Jesus is my plea.”

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