Do you see all your needs and that they are taken care of?
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
Recently I offered to help a friend with some online work. She had a few irons in the fire, and I saw an opportunity to help. I offered my time.
She told me she didn’t have the money to pay me – for a job I normally charge companies to do.
I was not looking to get paid, but to serve my sister during this busy time. Call it volunteer work.
I reassured my friend, “God is my rewarder. He sees what I am doing and knows what I need.”
Ahem, that’s tweetable y’all.
It sounds warm and fuzzy and really nice.
but, dare I whisper in a small voice there are things I have yet to get- things that I want? Things I can point to and say, “but I want that”.
You know …
a bigger family
a move to the mountains
a job that doesn’t require my husband to travel so far so often
a relationship with my biological sister
Most days these non-materialistic wants suffocate my praise.
my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
How reassuring, God is not careless with His Words. Remember He used them to speak Creation into place?!
If God is going to say “all your needs” … I can bet regardless of how I feel — “all your needs” means ALL YOUR NEEDS!
I do not need to attend a bible study to get this, but since I’m a “word” person … I’ll break it down:
“all”, pasan, means just that – all, every
“your need”, chreian, means needs, necessity, business
All your needs
That big family I covet is a want, not a need. Do you have a list of wants? They are nice, and it’s not bad to want things. But when we stop praising for our needs being met and can only eye down our wants …
Can we do something really crazy this Christmas?? Rather than think of all the wants … sisters, let’s unchain ourselves from that prison! It is a lonely unhappy place.
Start praising for all your needs that have been met.
The amazing God of this universe continually provides for you and me!
Father God, I praise You for knowing what I need, when I need it, and being there to provide it. Please forgive me for being consumed with my own plan, my own wants, and my big pride. Clean me out of what I think I deserve, and turn my heart to praise. Give me eyes to see Your Glory, and satisfaction in all that You want me to have. Amen.