GOD’S PROVISION IN TIMES OF NEED, By Debbie McDaniel
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Sometimes the needs in our lives seem to mount up high. Maybe you’re waiting, or have been praying, for help, for a breakthrough. Maybe you feel like it’s been slow in coming, or that you can’t see a way out of your current situation. Maybe the needs seem to far outweigh the reality you’re living in. You’ve lost hope, feel alone in the struggle, and the weight of stress seems too hard to keep shouldering.
Whatever the need – physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, relational – His Truth reminds us that He’s got “this thing,” whatever it is, that concerns you.
He is able.
To provide what you need.
– “And my God will meet (supply, provide for, accomplish, complete)
– all your needs (necessities, tasks)
– according to his glorious (bright, majestic, splendor)
– riches (wealth, abundance) in Christ Jesus.”
Our God who created the entire world and designed you and I with such purpose and intent can provide, will provide, out of His richness, fullness, wealth and treasure, for every single need we have. He gives favor. He lines up our pathways to be in the right place at the right time. He miraculously accomplishes so many things for us every day that we may not even be aware of. And He will bend over backwards just to give to you out of His riches. Whether we realize it or not.
Because He loves us.
We will never out give the richness of God for us. Because His provision is really not based on us. It’s based on His character, and He is Jehovah-Jireh, the God who provides.
Resting there today. Right smack in the middle of His abundance.
Hope you are too.
EATING IN THE FIFTIES
Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.
A take-away was a mathematical problem.
Pizza? Sound like a leaning tower somewhere.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All chips were plain.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Chickens didn’t have fingers in those days.
None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
Cooking outside was called camping.
‘Kebab’ was not even a word, never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it, they would have become a laughing stock.
The one thing that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties… was elbows, hats and cell phones.
Welcome to the life of an old guy!
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