The Bible says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Read Philippians 4:19 (NIV). This is an exceptional verse, because God said, “He will meet your needs.” Interestingly, the meaning of the word need caught my attention, and it indicates employment, requirements, businesses, lacks and necessities. So let us look at the verse of scripture in light of the definition. “And my God will meet all your needs of employment, requirements, businesses, lacks and necessities… according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Now you can see the beauty of this promise in the Bible, therefore, we are encouraged to embrace and declare Gods promises of provision.
Further study on Gods promises concerning His provision reveals a cool scripture which says, “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” Read 2 Corinthians 9:8 (TLB). Watch this, Gods extravagance has made every provision available for you; and what we need to do is release our faith to tap into the provision God made available for us. Listen to this, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.” Read 2 Corinthians 3:5 (KJV). In other words, God did not design you to be the provider of your needs; it is His responsibility, and not yours. Of course, the Lord blesses the works of our hands and endeavours, but He is equally saying do not rely and trust in your earthly work as your source; “I am your source, says the Lord; “The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Read Psalm 24:1 (KJV). God does not want us to have a welfare mentality; and this happens when we trust in the economies of this world to supply our needs.
I have recently been studying the book of 1 Kings, and the Lord enlightened my understanding on the story of Elijah and the brook Cherith. “The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook.” Read 1 Kings 17:6 (TLB). In other words, God has a million ways to meet your needs. God said to Elijah, “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. There is a widow there who will feed you. I have given her my instructions.” Read 1 Kings 17:8-9 (TLB). Now watch this, provision is based on you yielding to counsel of God; your provision is wherever God sends you to. Selah
Something else I see from this scripture is Elijah putting action to Gods word, the Bible says, “So he went.” Beloved, your provision is the word of God you act upon. Selah (pause and calmly think). Elijah’s action triggered the widow at Zarephath to be rightly positioned and respond to the bidding of the Lord.
There is just so much to chew on from 1 Kings 17. Therefore, I encourage you to study the book of 1st Kings, meditate, declare Gods provision over your house and be fully persuaded about Gods provision for you. Glory to God
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