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Friday, July 18, 2014

Learning That God Provides

In review of Philippians 4:19 it says, “My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Bottom Line:
God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.

What this means to me:
God can and will meet my every need, from his glorious riches, through Christ Jesus. No matter where I am on the way to a miracle, there are some things to remember. First is that God is all I need. I don’t need the government or even a job. If God wants to, he can have ravens drop food on me as his way of providing. If he turns off one job opportunity, he can turn on another just as easily. I should not trust in my bank account, which changes daily. God is all I need. Secondly, where God guides, God provides. If God tells me to go to Zarephath, leave now! When God gives me direction, he will provide what I need to get there. Thirdly, I must trust him one day at a time. Mainly because something like a recession isn’t going to come at me all at once. It’s going to come one day at a time. Fourthly, God’s promises hinge on your obedience. God wants me to take a step, and then he’ll show me the next step. Take a step of faith, although it may not seem logical, I do what God says because God’s way is always best. The Bible says, “My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NIV). The first step of faith is asking Jesus to take control of my life and get to know him. I’ll conclude with this prayer. “Dear God, thank you that you love me and want to keep me from depending on other things instead of you. Forgive me for when I’ve depended on my job and other people instead of you. Thank you that you haven’t forgotten me. Lord, the days ahead may be a little scary at times, but I understand now that the path to a miracle is through uncomfortable territory. I understand now that the source of a miracle will be unexpected, so I shouldn’t try to figure it out. I should just trust you. When you tell me what to do, and it doesn’t always make sense, I will still do what you want me to do. Help me to remember that you’re all I need and that where you guide, you’ll provide. I want to learn to trust you one day at a time. I want to go your way, not my way. I want to follow you, and I ask you to save me and come into my life. I claim your promise that if I trust you, you’ll meet my needs. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”