Monday, February 2, 2015

Experiencing God's Faithfulness to Provide

Sunday afternoon was interesting to say the least. While traveling down I-40 hauling calves to the stockyard to be sold we lost 5th gear in the truck we were driving. When hauling a livestock trailer people are generally understanding of you traveling at or below the speed limit. So we went down the interstate in 4th gear about 5 miles under the speed limit. On the way home we made it almost to Hickory when it seemed like we lost the rest of the transmission. We coasted for about 3/4 of a mile in the breakdown lane before I was able to get the transmission to finally cooperate again. In the end we were able to get the truck, trailer, and passengers back safely to Granite Falls. But not without the transmission sounding like the bottom was falling out of it. Needless to say it made for an interesting story to share at church on Sunday night. 

While teaching that night about God's faithfulness to provide I referenced this story. I shared how we barely made it back and had just enough left in the transmission to get home. But then I shared about how God doesn't operate like this when it comes to His provision. When God provides for us it's because of His faithfulness. He is faithful to provide for us because of His love and goodness that He wants to share with us. So you can rest in the fact that God will be faithful to provide what you need, but not necessarily what you want. God also has more than enough resources to provide us with anything we need according to His will. As I mentioned last night, we so often ask for "just enough" to get by with. We'll bargain with God saying "if you'll give me just enough of" something then we'll be satisfied with it. But we ought to ask God to provide us with all that His will requires that we need. We don't need more than that. We don't need less than that. But God has endless resources at His command and will meet our needs according to His will and according to His faithfulness.

The next time you need God to provide for you change your perspective from asking for "just enough" to instead asking for what God's will says you need. You might be surprised at "just" what God will do.

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