Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 3: Provider

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Have you ever needed something and God stepped in right on time and provided it? Maybe it was unexpected money. Or maybe it was something intangible, like peace in the midst of a frustrating or confusing situation.

God is our provider. Provision. Seeing what we need before we need it. Supplying what we need. God can be our provider because he has everything that we need.
But as our father, God doesn’t give his children everything we want. In this age of prosperity gospel, some would have you believe that if you just name it and claim it and have enough faith, God will give it to you. Some say that God wants you to be rich. But everyone will not be rich, even those who are rich in faith. Some things that we want might kill us or not be the best for us. We don’t have the Father’s wisdom or knowledge. But we have to know and believe that He cares.

 Our greatest need is to know Him and He has already provided for that through his son Jesus Christ. Everything else that we can see is passing away. What lasts and is eternal is what we can’t see.
He provides us with the tools and resources that we need to do His will and work. God will make sure you have what you need to do what He desires you to do. He has it. The cattle on a thousand hills belong to him.

Jesus said if we know how to give good gifts, how much more so does God. He knows what we need. If he clothes the lilies of the field that are here today and gone tomorrow., how much more will he take care of you? The key is to pursue his kingdom and his righteousness and then all of these other things, what you need to fulfill your purpose and even some of your wants, will be added unto you.


I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Psalm 37:25

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. Matthew 6:31-32

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:11

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 2 Corinthians 9:8

 Reflection and Response

How has God provided for you?

I praise God for being a provider who ….

I thank Him for…

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