There is something that makes me come into your Presence, my helper, my helper O, my helper O, my helper, O Lord, there is something that makes me come into Your presence, my Healer. He is Miracle Working God 2x He is the Alpha and the Omega, He is a Miracle Working God. J-E-S-U-S Jesus, J-E-S-U-S my Saviour.
Thank You Father for the miracle of sleeping and waking up this morning. Thank You for the gift of health and vitality, we cannot thank You enough for Your Faithfulness in our lives even as we place our trust in You. You are so Powerful, so Gracious, so Merciful and your Lovingkindness towards us. Blessed be Your Holy Name.
Beloved, who is like our Father in heaven? Who can you likened to Him? No one can take His place and hold it faithfully and honorable without abusing or manipulating you. Glory be to God in the Highest. Thank God for Jesus Whose blood that washes and cleans and make whole. He is our mediator of the new testament….; He also have delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the … in whom we redemption through the His blood …. (Heb 9:15; Col 1:13).
Beloved, the topic before us today was taught by our Lord Jesus to the disciples however, we are not limiting ourselves to “bread” in the literal sense of it but we will be considering it in its global perspective of whatever be our needs in God.
Faithfull is our God. His Name is Faithful and Faithful is He. Our God dwells in the highest heaven but walks among men. He knows your needs even before it comes knocking and He has faithfully provide for it but the gap is that we don’t make enquiries from the right channel, we go asking and making enquiries from the wrong sources and wrong places.
In the process we get disenchanted and frustrated by the whole thing especially when you are working for Him in His vineyard, which can be your ministry, career, business, family even when you received the vision from above. The wisest thing to do is go back to God but oftentimes we run to men or people who were not sent to us to carry on the vision and they will help you to kill the vision.
So many homes have been destroyed based on what am sharing with you and many vision gone into oblivion because of wrong reliance on men instead of God in the provisions of our need. Praise God.
Let us come believing in God and His promises to us and we will see Him working out those difficult areas or challenges in our lives. Amen! (Heb 11:6).
I don’t know what God have promised you or what you are holding Him on for but what I know is that God is too faithful to fail you. He may not come the way you are excepting Him but He will never fail to come and He will never be late.
This is the most difficult part of our work with God but we must rely solely on Him. Remember, Abraham, how easy we covet his blessing but not his steadfastness in God. (Rom 4:18-22). Let us therefore be resolute in our walk with God and we see His wonders in our lives.
I will also be sharing with you, one man whose works has been very helpful to us as a ministry, one of the faithful generals who trusted God for all His needs and as at his last count, God is Faithful and am sure his experiences will encourage you.
Come along with us as we read to discover more:
Give us today our daily bread.—Matthew 6:11
Jesus often reminded His followers not to worry. He told them not to be anxious about tomorrow’s needs or potential problems (Matt. 6:25). Rather, Jesus stressed a daily reliance on the Father, who provides for His children day by day.
As the Israelites wandered in the desert, they had no way to get food. Miraculously, God provided manna that appeared on the ground each morning. God’s provision was sufficient for one day at a time. Each day the children of Israel received fresh manna as a tangible reminder of God’s love for them. If they attempted to store it for the days to come, they found that it had spoiled by the next day. It was impossible to stockpile God’s provision, because God wanted them to trust in Him, not in their pantry. God’s grace was sufficient for each day.
God wants us to trust Him daily with our needs. This trust does not make us poor planners or careless with our futures, unprepared to face what may come. Rather, it keeps our relationship with the Lord in its proper perspective as He reminds us daily of our dependence upon Him. God is aware of what tomorrow will bring and how we should prepare for it.
He knows the problems we will face, and He has already made provision for us to overcome them. He asks us to trust in Him daily. Our faith in Him today cannot substitute for our trust in Him tomorrow. If we walk with Him closely today, we will be in the center of His will tomorrow.
Beloved, how often do stockpile God’s provision even when there is need you can meet with it around you? Well it will be good if we will learn from today to rely on God and be His Hand and Feet when there is need in the life of our relations, neighbor or brethren. Come with me as we find out how reliable is our God:
Can We Really Trust God?
Back in my mid-20’s I made the decision to take God literally. That is, to live Biblically and trust Him to meet my needs. Clearly, He had asked me to give full time to winning and discipling men. Shortly after responding to His “calling,” I was severely tested by the Enemy. Amidst the spiritual struggle, I got down on my knees and held my Bible in the air to God, claiming Matthew 6:25, 33:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?… But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.“
Following are four measurable illustrations of how God specifically honored His Word over these many years:
- In 1963 when Ruth and I met and fell in love, I was in an intensive Christian training program, living on a few dollars a week. After a number of months of secret letter-writing, (she had moved from Colorado to California) it became apparent that I should go and visit her. I asked God for the necessary funds to make the trip and determined to tell no one of my need. In the following weeks, inexplicably people began putting money into my mail box, under my pillow, etc. When I made the trip, the necessary funds were at hand.
- In 1970 Ruth and I returned from overseas missionary work, and needed funds to purchase a house to begin a ministry among university students. We had not mentioned our needs to anyone. One morning in my devotions I felt God laid a verse on my heart from Psalm 107, assuring me the necessary funds would be forthcoming. Later that morning when I opened my mail, there was a check for several thousand dollars which covered the down payment on the purchase of a house.
- In 1973 while preparing my income tax I found a misplaced stock certificate. When I mentioned it to Ruth, she informed me that the couple next door were filing for bankruptcy in two days. So we went over to their house and signed over the stock certificate to them. When we specified the stock’s value, the wife let out a scream and broke into tears. The amount was exactly what her Christian mother two days earlier had asked God to provide them. Within days both the husband and wife received Christ.
- When our children were studying at the university, unexpectedly I incurred a whopping tax bill. Shortly thereafter, I paid a visit on my 90 year old uncle. Without explanation, he handed me six envelopes totaling the amount of the tax bill. We had not discussed our need with anyone except the Lord.
Can God be trusted? Can He be taken literally? From my 50 years of walking with Him, my answer is a resounding and unequivocal “Yes!” (Adapted from FOTM).
Wow! What a miracle! someone is saying, but that is God for you. I have my own experiences also which I will one day list out in this order and I also believe you have a good handful of them too.
Let us keep believing God even for those needs that looks knotty, He will yet do it like in a twinkling of an eye, He will take you from the pit/prison to the palace. Keep holding on; never giving up. Your daily portion He will be Faithful to supply, just be make sure you are positioned to receive from Him.
Read Isa 41:17; Matt 6:8 and be encourage.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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