Topic: My God, My Provider
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! I pray you have started the day on a great note. How did you like yesterday’s message. Learnt anything new? Found a scripture encouraging? Or the entire message? Reach out and let us know your thoughts (and questions). We are happy to help you grasp a better understanding of the topic.
Today, we would be looking at the theme “My God, My Provider!” As the Holy Spirit gave us this message, we thought of classifying this week’s messages under a broad theme- The “Re-Assure-ment” Series. What do you think? Well, this name came up because the themes we would be exploring this week tend to lead people to lose hope (if not provided). Let me know what you think about the broad theme! In the meantime, let us get right into today’s message!
I see many Christians living their lives so care-free. They live their lives thinking that all that they have and own has been provided by a parent, sibling, extended family member or themselves. In such situations, they God’s provision in their lives for granted. Are you such a Christian? Do you have similar thoughts? Well, fortunately or unfortunately, I am here to remind you that God is our Provider. And the most beautiful thing about His provision in our lives is His timing. God provides for us in/through all circumstances/situations (even if our present situation is full of turmoil). Let us explore to Bible to see a few things it has to share about God, the Provider.
In Deuteronomy 2:7, the Bible says “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.” From this verse, we see that God provided every need of the Israelites in the wilderness. The verse says that they did not lack anything. This means that God provided for them to a satisfactory-cap. One beautiful thing about this verse is the setting. This was in the wilderness. The wilderness is symbolic of a tough period or situation. Today, God is letting you know that even in such situations; He is there with you and He will provide for you!
Psalm 147:8 says “Who covers the heavens with clouds, who provides rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains.” This verse has two meanings (with regards to our context). First of all, it shows that God has provided all that we need to prosper her one earth. These are characterized by the provision of grass and the provision of rain. Rain can symbolize blessings and grass can symbolize growth or wealth. The second interpretation is; God has provided a Helper to equip us, guide us and teach us- the Holy Spirit. (The Holy Spirit can be characterized by rain.) From this verse, we see that God provides good things for us, His children.
Lastly, Philippians 4:19, which says “And my God will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” In this verse, we see that God provides our every need (if it is according to His will). He would never leave us to hang dry! Just tell God what you need! And He will provide it for you! He would provide it at the right time and only if it is beneficial to you!
God will never fail you! Take it from us! God has never left us to hang dry! Every time we needed something, He provided it. Most times, we didn’t know where the provision would come from. God would send various helpers our way to provide this need. He is so faithful. He is faithful to those who are faithful to Him. If you invest in Him, He will invest in your life.
Change your thinking and your living choices. Put God first always. Serve and honour Him with love (sacrificially). He will come through for you! Hallelujah! Always remember this, My God, My provider.
Do note that, God is first of all your Lord and personal Saviour. Then, He is everything He promises us to be. Never get this wrong! Even in this instance, it is wrong to say My Provider, My God! What are you focused on? His provision or Himself! Do not chase God’s promises without knowing and living a life full of Him. Then that would be pointless. God bless you all!!
The prayer below is for anyone who does not know God or maybe has been apart from God for a while. God is here to pour His favor over your life. All you have to do is call out to Him. Make that decision today!
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out