Our Provider

Our Provider

When the Lord is first in every area of our lives, we can trust Him to provide for us. When we have a need, we have a tendency to look for what we need instead of seeking the Lord. When we seek Him, His Kingdom and His righteousness–everything we need is added unto us. The Lord is so faithful. What hinders faith is our reasoning.

The ways of God are incomprehensible to our natural mind. We believe God will provide for us, but we cannot comprehend how He is going to put it together. It will be done by God adding what He has to what we don’t have. It will be done in His timing, His way and He will be glorified. God’s ways are not our ways; He multiplies supernaturally. Our riches can never compare to the riches of the glory in Christ Jesus. Our needs are met according to His riches, not ours. Divine visions are fulfilled with divine provisions.

We are to look up to our Heavenly Father expecting Him to take care of our needs, trusting His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. When we look at our lack we will be hindered by our sight. We look up to God, the source of every resource. He is bigger than what we are facing; He is higher than what is seen; He is more glorious than what we can imagine. He is God, our loving Father and our provider, from glory to glory! 

Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

 

Limitations

Limitations

Should we offer a place to stay to someone in need? A ride? Money? Or Time? Knowing when to say yes or no can be challenging because of the giving heart we possess in the Lord. Helping when we shouldn’t can enable others to remain stuck in a situation. We could be stepping ahead of God if our assistance becomes permanent instead of temporary.

Our love for others might influence us to respond to their needs without taking our own into consideration. Our heart’s willingness to help doesn’t always mean we should. God leads us based on factors often unknown to us. Boundaries shows others the room allowed in our space. It indicates who we are, what we like and, most of all, who rules our lives. Showing someone else we take the time to ask the Lord helps them do the same. We grow dependent upon the leading of the Holy Spirit as we learn to yield to Him.

In our conversations with others, we quietly ask Him to direct our words and our silences; our steps and our stops; our moving closer or away. We learn to pay attention to the peace and the checkmarks He provides to guides us. We trust Jesus. He intervenes and rescues using His infinite wisdom, from glory to glory!

Psalm 104:9 “You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth.”

 

Come!

Come!

We can come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and grace in time of need because we know who Jesus is in our lives. Jesus is our great High Priest. He is compassionate and faithful. He endured the temptations. He was touched with the feelings of our infirmities, and He understands everything we go through.

Even when no one else “gets” us, He does. He sympathizes with us and helps with the burdens and cares we carry to Him. We come to Him, not thinking we might obtain mercy and find grace, but knowing we will do so, with certainty. By faith we surrender our problems to Him and receive Him, the answer in every situation. It’s all we need, because Jesus is all we need. He is the way, the truth and the life. We come with confidence knowing the price has been paid and we don’t get what we deserve, but what we don’t deserve. How wonderful it is to find mercy and grace in our times of need!

The Word of God is alive, active, and sharper than any two-edged sword. He pierces and reveals, through His love, what needs to be dealt with in ourselves. It’s not our inadequacy, but God’s sufficiency that allows us to come boldly to Him. He knows; He understands; He cares and He loves. We believe. We receive. We come boldly, from glory to glory!

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

 

A Blessing

A Blessing

There are many speculations on the meaning of the number of fish that were caught in obedience to the directions of the risen Lord. Aside from whatever it may represent, what is truly remarkable is that 153 fish were counted. Counting the provisions of God helps us appreciate what He does to a greater degree. It’s in the counting that we process and truly recognize how much He has done.

We can be so busy going from one thing to another that we don’t have time to stop and assess the blessings we walk through day by day. The best time to do so is at the end of each day, before we go to sleep. As we recount His provisions in the spiritual, emotional and natural realms, we recognize the abundance of what He has done. We are then able to trust Him in more areas where there may be a need. Our loved ones are included when we praise God, and in doing so a burst of love and joy floods our souls.

There is always something more to seek, but what we do have may be forgotten tomorrow. Today we have so much to rejoice over: what the Lord has done that we know about, and what we may not know about, blessings of what did happen and of what did not happen. If we are counting more trials than blessings, let’s take another count taking no thought for tomorrow and no regrets for yesterday, from glory to glory!

John 21:11 “Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken.”

 

Our Source

Our Source

When the Lord is first in every area of our lives, we can trust Him to provide for us. When we have a need we have a tendency to look for what we need, instead of seeking the Lord. When we seek Him, His Kingdom and His righteousness–everything we need is added into us. The Lord is so faithful. What hinders faith is our reasoning.

The ways of God are incomprehensible to our natural mind. We believe God will provide for us, but we cannot comprehend how He is going to put it together. It will be done by God adding what He has to what we don’t have. It will be done in His timing, His way and He will be glorified. God’s ways are not our ways; He multiplies supernaturally. Our riches can never compare to the riches of the glory in Christ Jesus. Our needs are met according to His riches, not ours. Divine visions are fulfilled with divine provisions.

We are looking up to our Heavenly Father, expecting Him to take care of our needs, trusting His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. When we look at our lack we will be hindered by our sight. We look up to God, the source of every resource. He is bigger than what we are facing; He is higher than what is seen; He is more glorious than what we can imagine. He is God, our loving Father and our provider, from glory to glory!

Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” 

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