ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS, Beloved of God, John 3:16 NEEDS / WANTS, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 12/13/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 4:19, NIV)
He Gives You What You Need
In 2 Samuel 12 is the story of how King David got off course with his life. The prophet Nathan was correcting him. In doing so, he reminded David of what God had brought him through. David had seen God’s goodness, favor, protection and provision down through the years. And in verse 8, God made an interesting statement through Nathan: “David, if it had not been enough, I would have given you much, much more.” In other words, “David, looking back over your life, if you were ever lacking, if you ever needed more wisdom, more favor, more protection, more finances, I would have given it to you.”
That tells us that we have what we need right now in order to fulfill our destiny. The moment it become insufficient is the moment that God will give you more. The moment it begins to stop God’s plan for your life is the moment God will intervene on your behalf. Today, be encouraged that you have what you need, and what you need tomorrow is on its way! God is closely watching your life. He is faithful and saying to you what He said to David: “If it’s ever not enough, you can count on Me. I will always be there to give you more.”
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for being my Source and Supply. I declare that my trust and hope is in You. I choose to rest in You knowing that You have provided everything I need for today in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
My Thoughts, First, it is very difficult for us to know the difference between our wants, inherited from grand daddy Adam, and our real needs today. We have been so lied to by the public media. They show us stuff that looks like fun that is deadly. And seek to sell us stuff that we don’t really need. I was very fortunate to grow up in my youth during the Great Depression of 1929..
In my youth I really was deeply instructed in what was basic and needed. We lived well with an outside cistern water catchment well with a bucket and rope for water, a hole in the back yard 30′ deep to keep things cool in the summer and a wood stove for cooking, and with oil lamps to see at night. One of my choirs was to shuck corn and hand grind it for the corn bread and to feed the chickens; shoes were rather unknown even in the winter. I went with great-grandpaw about 80 to milk the cows in the winter and stood in the cow pies to keep my feet warm. Washed them off in the snow back up to the house. Privy was outside behind to the chicken house. But we had all we needed, worked hard and went through even the great depression without missing a meal. Guests were always welcome. Grandpaw had a deep faith in the provisions of God and as I now look back i am very thankfulness with great appreciation for his godly example.. Now think about it? What kind of an example are we setting for our future generations?
There is a whole list of the sins of the flesh that could kept the blessings of God from our door. And we mostly know exactly what they are right now as we consider this.. And so how can we expect to be blessed if we are disobedient even to what we already know. Much less in being disobedient to what we should also know. So we should not expect God’s blessings if our houses and lives are not in order. Even our kids knew better than this. God blesses the humble and obedient who know and keep HIS commandments. Otherwise our lives will be filled with the sowing and reaping of Adams fallen carnal nature and all of the lies of this world.