My God Shall Provide
Phil 4:19 ‘And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.’ This has been our way of life for the last 11 years. We rely full on His mercy and grace to provide every need for our family and business. The ability to trust Him completely has been a journey though, it did not happen over night.
It started when I retired from the military. We were short a considerable amount of money to make ends meet. I was very concerned with what or how we would make it. The Lord had a plan though and it was only a matter of time before He revealed how He would fill the void.
This has happened time and time again since January 2004. A need would come up and He would provide. Perhaps we would have someone make a donation to the ministry or we’d be contacted to build a website, regardless the need was met…and His provision continues to this day. People come and go in the media business, it’s a natural occurrence. Equipment fails or is superseded necessitating replacement. When that happens, He provides. Our Lord never ceases to amaze me in how He cares for His people.
This has become a way of life for us. We rely fully on the Lord for all our needs. He has proven faithful time and time again. If you find yourself in a place of a physically, spiritually or financially need, place your trust in the Lord. Now is the time to seek Him with all your heart for His answer to your situation.
My God Shall Provide
by Os Hillman
“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Have you ever gone through a time of complete dependence on God for your material needs? Perhaps you lost a job and could not generate income on your own. Perhaps you got sick and could not work. There are circumstances in our lives that can put us in this place.
When God brought the people of Israel out of Egypt through the desolate desert, they had no ability to provide for themselves. God met their needs supernaturally each day by providing manna from Heaven. Each day they would awake to one day’s portion of what they needed. This was a season in their lives to learn dependence and the faithfulness of God as provider. By and by, they entered the Promised Land. When they did, God’s “supernatural provision” was no longer required. “The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate of the produce of Canaan” (Josh. 5:12). In both cases God was the provider of the need.
For most of us, we derive our necessities of life through our work. Like the birds of the fields we are commanded to go out and gather what God has already provided. It is a process of participation in what God has already provided. Sometimes it appears it is all up to us; sometimes it appears it is all up to God. In either case we must realize that the Lord is our provider; the job is only an instrument of His provision. He requires our involvement in either case.
“You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today” (Deuteronomy 8:17-18).
Acknowledge the Lord as the provider of every need you have today. He is a faithful provider.