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Nehemiah 9:15 "You provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger, You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And You told them to enter in order to possess The land which You swore to give them."
No question about it, God is our provider.
He is Jehovah Jireh - the God who Provides.
Provision is His middle name….. okay, forgive me for that.
It’s not a question IF He will provide. It’s a matter of trusting in His Word and His goodness.
Bread from heaven? Woah.
Water from a rock?! Really! WOW!
Walk faithfully into the land God has designated and BOOM! It’s yours. AMAZING!
God said He would provide and He did, in mind-boggling ways. He only asks that His people rest confidently in His Word and trust Him to do it. And He did it often for Israel but often they forgot.
Do I ever forget that God has provided for me? Do you? Honest answers, please.
Yes, I do forget. Just like my teenage boys asking for something to eat 20 minutes after we had finished dinner. I had provided a sumptuous feast…….. well, maybe it was mac and cheese, but I DID prepare it for them. My sons' neediness ruled the day and quite often they forgot about what my hands had provided JUST AFTER provision had been given. They did eventually grow out of this phase. Praise the Lord!
Do I realize how my appetite for satisfaction dictates the success or failure of God’s provision in my life?
My flesh will always scream out, “More!”
But the Spirit within me will declare, “Content and happy in Jesus!”
May my neediness decrease as I grow in my trust of God.
Remind me, O Lord, that there is nothing beyond Your realm of provision.
You alone know all my needs.
I rest in You.
Hello! My name is Vicki Johnson, aka, gracefilledgirl.