Friday, March 21, 2014

God Provides

God provides for the birds of the air, He provides for you too!

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" (Matthew 6:26, NIV)

Each morning I wake up in Sweden and I hear birds. I go to the balcony and see them clustered in the trees, on a rooftop, or in a field. Someone recently mentioned to me that a bird must consume it’s weight each day. I cannot imagine having to eat as much as I weigh every day, but then again, I don’t go around flapping my arms through the air.

As I watch these birds, I realize that God provides for them every day. They don’t have any thoughts about tomorrow, or what someone said about them. They aren’t concerned with politics, religion, hatred, animosity or envy.

They exist.

We humans, far superior to the birds of the air, are constantly faced with a multitude of questions demanding to be answered each day.

What will I wear?

What will I do?

What will I eat?

What happened to my Internet access?

How will I pay my rent?

When will I get a job?

When will I find someone to love?


Don’t get me wrong. These are all legitimate questions we humans ask ourselves, but they often obscure the fact that God provides for us.

He is Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides.

Worry? Yes, we all have concerns regarding our life and of those whom we love and care for, but we must not lose sight of the fact that God cares even more.

He loves us!

If a bird can eat its daily weight in food, then I am certain that God will meet my needs. No matter what they are, he will provide because He cares.

No matter what you face in this life. No matter that there are times when you may feel all alone, God cares. You can trust Him.

Abraham trusted Him with the life of his son Isaac. David trusted Him with his life even though Saul sought to slay him. Elijah trusted him with the life of the widow’s son. The centurion trusted Jesus with the life of his servant. A father trusted Jesus with the life of his daughter. The woman with an issue of blood trusted Jesus by touching the hem of his garment.

You can trust Him too!

I am certain that God provides because He has demonstrated His provisioning grace in my life. I am certain that God provides because I am a witness to His healing power. I am certain God provides because I have experienced how He makes a way out of no way.

These words may sound cliché, but they ring true in my spirit. They affirm my belief that God is a Provider.

What are you faced with that concerns you?

Trust in the God who loves and cares about you. Be a witness to the grace He extends your way enabling you to ascend mountains, overcome obstacles, and achieve what you know you could never do on your own.

God provides.

MTJ

Prayer:
No matter what you are faced with today, I want you to know that I'm praying in agreement that God will provide your need. Heavenly Father, I'm praying for this one whom You love and care about. I faithfully believe that You will meet their need no matter what it requires. You are the God who saves, heals, and protects. You provide! I speak Your word right now that we can come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. This is that time of need Father. We trust, depend upon and need You to be our light and shield. Our faith is strong and steadfast. We refuse to doubt who You are. We declare that You are Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides, and You will provide. Thank You for Your infinite love, mercy and grace, in Jesus name. Amen.


A Note of Thanks: I would just like to say that I appreciate each of you who visit My Thought-filled Journey. Taking time out of your schedule to read a post on this blog is encouraging to me. Many of those who visit, will from time to time leave a comment. Whether a comment is left is not important. What is important, is that you came. I do hope you find encouragement and inspiration in these words. Please know I will pray with you regarding any circumstance you may be facing. Feel free to write me to say "Hello", request prayer, or share what God is doing in your life. I have not said it enough, but thank you for the light of Christ in your life which illuminates the way for us all.

Spiritual SundaysNote: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).

4 comments:

Ruth said...

So true... most often than not, we are consumed with the so called legitimate questions and forget the faithfulness of God.

Happy Weekend!

Lyli said...

I am so thankful that He is my Provider. Thanks for sharing this sweet encouragement. So lovely to "meet you" through Spiritual Sundays! :)

MTJ said...

Ruth: You're right, I am awed by the simple fact of God's faithfulness. Sending blessings to you.

Lyli: I appreciate your words of encouragement. I have found Charlotte's Spiritual Sundays to be both a haven and forum where believers in Christ share their faith and life. May the Lord continue His blessings in and through you.

Rozalija Baričević said...

"God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest". I like this old Native American saying. I think that this is saying that God is always helping me; I just have to choose to follow Him. God always has open opportunities lying right in front of me, and I have to choose what path I’m going to follow. It's not always going to be easy. God is giving me the food, but not throwing it right in front of my face, but He's always going to provide for me, and give me what I need, not what I want because He knows what is best for me. Thank you, MTJ, for teaching me about our Provider.