God’s Precious Promise of Provision Philippians 4:19
I feel led, after a lot of prayer today, to speak words of encouragement to my Preacher and Missionary Friends. God has PROMISED to supply ALL your needs according to HIS riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Money for your ministry, at times, may seems like an impossible task. However, after 43 years of being a Christian, I can assure you that while I often Cannot, God ALWAYS Can! Ephesians 3:20; Matthew 19:26.
Brethren, our God is trustworthy and dependable, Titus 1:2. He has never promised an easy life for any of us, but He ever remains faithful! He WILL supply in His time and THROUGH the people of HIS choosing. You will come to realize that when you have nothing left but God, then perhaps for the first time in your life, that God IS enough!
This is why I seldom ask people to pray about specific financial needs. I want to be assured that God is the One who has moved in response to the prayer of His servant. It is an amazing way to live your life knowing that God STILL answers prayers and is doing the seemly impossible today. He does not need for me to tell everyone about financial needs; God does not need me asking those that I consider to be wealthy to “pray” for my financial need to be met.
God KNOWS when a sparrow falls to the ground and He KNOWS what things you have need of before you even ask. “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore,Ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10: 29-31.
Matthew 6:25-34. This will remind you of how important You and the ministry God has given to is. Take particular note of verse 30: Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Even now, I know some are most discouraged, as you know not Where or When God’s supply shall come. But you MUST not lose heart, for you KNOW it IS coming. God has Promised! You may have a check in the mail for you today! He may lead someone in your town to assist you this Sunday.
You may be thinking, but you are an American and have no need. Really? Are you kidding me? Are you serious? After I spent over $425 for a Visa to enter Nigeria, and spent SEVERAL hundred dollars to purchase my flight ticket to Nigeria, and after I send $300 to do my part to pay the salaries of three Filipino men to pastor the Churches started as a result of JKM, and I purchase my flight ticket to start 2 Churches in India, which comes up after our Philippine’s journey. I will have this amount in my account: $ 00.00. I have 22% of my support in at this writing. Yes, I know what “needs” are. I actually welcome them because then I can see what God wants to do in my life. I often envied George Mueller who had to pray in his money to feed the children living in the orphanage. I believe God wants more of us to simply depend upon HIM for our daily needs. He has NEVER let me down! He is continually leading His servants to live a life of complete and continual dependence upon Him! My question to you is simple: “Are you Cooperating with God’s plan or have you been secretly Complaining and Criticizing His Purpose for your life?”
So I am sharing this message of Hope in God for ALL of Us to simply trust in the One who has called us to such a great undertaking. I am not complaining; I am not worried; I am not stressed; I am not questioning God. Actually, I am rejoicing, I honestly am, for I Know for that the Provision of the Lord is just around the corner. How can I be so certain? Because I have chosen all these years to TRUST my Heavenly Father to Do that which He has PROMISED! Won’t you as well?
As I have often said, “The bank vaults in Heaven are NOT affected by the economy in which we live.” Our economy matters not to God as far as His ability to KEEP HIS WORD and faithfully supply ALL of our needs, Philippians 4:19.
You can Pray, Believe, and Receive; or, You can Pray, Doubt, and go Without!