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Thursday, October 22, 2015

God Is Ultimately The Source For My Provision

In review of Philippians 4:19 it says, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 ESV)

Bottom Line:
God will supply all your needs. They come from the wonderful blessings of Christ Jesus.

What this means to me:
God will supply every need I have. He does this with the wonderful blessings that come from Christ Jesus.

This verse reminds me that I should put my security in something that cannot be taken from me; God. God’s blessings will come from my dependence on him and not of anything I have or possess. Paul says this about God’s wealth: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 ESV).

God is the source of my supply and if a channel gets blocked, God can turn on another channel just as easily. If God closes a door in my life, he can open another one. Jobs can come and go. Bank accounts can rise and fall. Economies can go up and down. Stock markets can go bull or bear. It doesn’t matter!  Like Paul, I can trust in God’s wealth for my security. God will use my current job to provide for me.

So, today I need to consider what I’m truly putting my security in. If I’m putting my security in a bank account, or my job alone, then I’m insecure. Insecure because these things can all be lost. So what does my feelings about my bank account and job really reveal about the priorities in my life. While I’m usually grateful each day for the provision God has given me, I may be taking them for granted a bit too much. I should never lose sight that that God is ultimately the source and if I look to him he will always provide what I need.