Sunday, March 3, 2013

Our Provider

Our God is Jehovah Jireh, a name that identifies how He sees our need and that He provides. It's a perfect description for a loving Father that desires to bless His children. It reveals how He knows us intimately and is ready to give us exactly what we need at the moment we need it. His magnanimity can take many forms:

  • An encouraging word from an unexpected voice when we are downhearted
  • A financial windfall that arrives at the most opportune moment
  • Prayer offered from a friend when you think no one notices your need
  • An anonymous bag of groceries that fills the gap between paychecks
  • A friend who fixes your car at no cost when you aren't sure where to take it for repairs
  • Constant, small reminders that God is always with us even when we feel the most alone
  • Words from your children that show how much they appreciate your loving guidance when you wonder about your effectiveness
  • An invitation to attend church when you reach the breaking point of not knowing what else to do
  • God showcasing His generosity through the collective efforts of His people when the efforts of one person doesn't seem like it will be enough.

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