It takes faith to believe that God will supply all of our needs. He has done this over and over for our family. The more we ask Him to be present in our lives and provide for us, the more we see His hand at work.
I'm not talking about demanding that God give us things. I am suggesting that we invite Him into our everyday lives and look for the ways that He supplies our needs.
Last year on our way to the airport we received an email from our friends in Colombia. We were taking a team of students on a mission trip and the email was asking that we teach an English class to a group of YWAM students. I am a teacher by profession and I could have brought suitcases full of supplies for this training. Unfortunately we were 2 hours away from my home and there was no possible way to get any supplies in this short of time! Jesus had already provided for our need! A week before the trip, one student was unable to go and a friend of mine who also was a teacher filled the spot! It gets better because she had also gone on a previous trip where we taught English for the whole week. God knew that we needed 2 teachers he had supplied our need before we even asked!
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
God is called Jehovah-Jireh the Provider - Genesis. 22:14, I John 4:9, Philippians 4:19
- Abraham saw God be the provider when He provided a ram instead of his son. Right behind where the altar was a ram was in the thicket!
- God provided Jesus as our sacrifice.
- Jesus Provided the Holy Spirit for us so that we would have another helper
Not only is Jesus the provider He is the one that was provided! He is the living fulfillment of God's promise!
Jesus wants to provide for you, will you ask Him to? He is faithful and true. He can be trusted.
Where can you ask Him to provide for your needs? His provision could be right behind you, all you need to do is ask Him to show you His provision. He loves to give gifts to His children.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Prayer Jehovah-jireh, we thank you that you see our needs. You are our great Provider! We trust in you because you are faithful!