I read this morning about how Moses explained to the Israelites what mannah was in Exodus 16:15. One morning, the Israelites saw some weird stuff on the ground & couldn’t figure out what it was, but they absolutely had a need for food, so Moses explained to them about what mannah was, how it could meet their need for food and how to collect it six days a week.
As I read this, I thought about how sometimes we need someone to explain how God’s provisions work for us. The Israelites didn’t see mannah for what it was supposed to be for them. It looked weird and foreign to them – they’d never seen anything like it before. Sometimes I think that God’s provisions are the same for us today – we don’t always recognize the various ways, mediums or methods that God uses to provide for us. Consider a few ideas:
we think we need money but God gives us a creative idea that helps us cut our expenses to better align with our income
we think we need more time in our weekly schedule, but God gives us some cancelled appointments and increased efficiencies
we think we need more God and God gives us the opportunity to plug into church, a small group or Bible study more consistently 🙂
At the end of the day, don’t forget Jesus’ super essential ingredient for divine provisions in Matt 6:33, “Seek first God’s kingdom & all these things will be added to you.” God knows what we need, when & how we need it, so go after God & be wide open for the various ways and methods that God will meet those needs 🙂
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Sometimes life is stressful: bills, decisions, planning, obstacles, expectations, future, work, relationships, etc. I find that in my life, there’s kind of an ebb & flow to this stuff – seasons that have more stress & pressure in contrast with less stressful seasons. No matter if you’re totally stressed out & you feel like you want to jump ship or if you’re in a really chilled time, enjoying a less pressure season, God’s got it:
the wisdom to help you make decisions.
the resources to supply various needs in your life.
the peace to calm your anxious mind.
the solutions to various problems that you may be dealing with.
the relationship help that you need for various hot spots.
the healing for your broken heart &/or physcial body
God’s got it!! Your needs can never outstrip God’s provisions. Your problems can never exceed God’s answers. Your brokenness can never overwhelm God’s healing. God’s got it! So let’s continue to align our lives with Jesus’ words in Matt 6:33, “Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you!”
God’s got it!!
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Sorry for the long delay in blogging. Last week was a rough week – I caught the cold my kids had, we had TV taping & I had a few other plates I was trying to spin (I dropped a few plates).
Here’s something interesting God spoke to me last week & perhaps you’ll find it helpful: “don’t reject or diminish God’s provision because it doesn’t meet your expectations”.
I’ve really mused on this idea, especially in light of the events of Jesus’ life leading up to His crucifixion. Humanity rejected God’s provision of Jesus because He didn’t meet their expectations (along w many other reasons). I see myself doing this as well. For example, God will give me strength to go through a situation but not rescue me from it. So because He doesn’t “rescue” me, I get bent out of shape w Him rather than being grateful for His strength. How about the times when I’m not really happy w Reece (my husband) for whatever reason? Or what about when my job isn’t going quite like I want it to?
Please understand, I’m not saying that we should just bury our head in the sand & pretend that everything is always sunny w no rain. However, I think that we can often be a gripey bunch of humans when we don’t get our way. If things aren’t going as you’d wanted or planned, then look around for God because He’s probably doing things off the plot – praise Him! Whew!