Most people enjoy a good bargain especially when the deal is on something they really need. Have you ever rushed to the store, or onto the internet only to find the item you want to purchase is already sold out? Maybe it wasn’t that at all, perhaps it was during your weekly trip to the grocery store and as you turned onto the aisle you observed a fellow shopper pick up and place in their basket the last bottle of laundry detergent and when you arrive the shelves are totally empty. Maybe it was that time when you were on “E” and sputtered into the gas station to fill-up just as you ran out of gas only to discover they are closed because the gas station is out of gas. It is frustrating indeed to see that there’s nothing left for you especially when you really need it.
The cares of this world all have to do with the fear of lack, a deficiency, a shortage, the unavailability of something or someone. Many people think that somehow they are only responsible to provide the necessities, and God will take care of the abundance. Unfortunately this type of thinking seems to happen as a result of our reliance on others, and other things as our source. When you rely on people and the resources of the world as your source you may often find yourself disappointed, lacking, and at times running on “E”. However making God your source gives you an endless supply of grace that never runs out, keeping you full even when your situation seems impossible and your circumstances insurmountable.
Whatever we could possibly find on earth, whether it be food, clothing, or shelter, these things, all of our stuff will only sustain us—for a while. Most of the so-called “experts” even admit that earthly resources are becoming more and more limited every day, and we must be careful and use our resources wisely so not to exhaust them. But when God gets involved in supplying your needs, there’s no limit His supply is limitless. We read one example of this when Jesus feeds thousands of people with only five loaves of bread and two fish Matthew 14:14-21. This world is so accustomed to performance-based achievements through self-efforts that it can’t begin to comprehend God’s simple message of an unconditional love and acceptance full of His never-ending grace.
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. – 1 Peter 5:10
Many of us are fairly comfortable in our lives today because we’re not doing without the necessities of life, at least not at this time. However, there could be a day when that time comes. There could be a day even here in the home of the brave, the land of the free, yes, right here in the good old U.S.A. when again we will have to pray this prayer in sincere faith, a prayer our country was supposedly founded on, “Give us this day our daily bread.”
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.- Philippians 4:19
For it is by His abundance of everlasting grace, that is to say God’s unmerited favor through your faith that you simply are, and you have whatever you have. Grace comes from heaven, which has an abundant, never-ending supply of all that is good. Grace can never be exhausted, make no mistake and know God’s grace extends into every area of your life, He wants nothing less for you, than you will flourish and prosper. God’s way of prosperity is not monetarily exclusive, it is in no way bound by the world’s narrow view of prospering. God has a unique, tried and true one of a kind all-inclusive prosperity for your life
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” – John 20:29
Sadly there are many people who faithfully read the daily horoscopes to see what it says their future will be, other go to fortune tellers, while some place their faith in various games of chance, all which promise to produce or tell of things that are yet seen. Oddly enough they are not as faithful in seeking God and trusting Him for ALL their needs.
I trust that in the abundance of the day when you bow your head to pray and give thanks for your meal, and all that you are, or ever hope to be, or have, that it is not just a habitual, repetitious, ceremonial action but that you are truly thankful and recognize whatever your circumstances, whatever situation you find yourself in, God is the only source you will ever need.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16