Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers–
Good Afternoon! Thought I would take a spare moment to reflect on the goodness of the Lord. Every now and again, something will happen in my life that would exemplify God’s love towards me. Whether it is something big or small, these gestures of love- make me reflect on who God is and His amazing works.
Ever so often, we need a moment of gratitude. A period in the day when we are reminded of the goodness of Yahweh. I don’t know about you but I have needs, so many needs. My needs need needs…. (sorry if that gets confusing). I am consistently bombarded with things that I need to do or need to have in order to progress in my livelihood. I am reminded of the Apostle Paul who spoke, “whether I have a lot or whether I have little- I have learned to be content.” I too, have learned to be content; but as things get tight in my life, I sense light frustration on the horizon.
One of my favorite passages of scripture is when Abraham was commanded by the LORD to offer his only son, Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham loved Isaac and God promised that through Isaac, Abraham would become the father of many nations. So why would God ask Abraham of the one thing that he needed to make this promise true? Why would God ask Abraham to kill his promise? I pondered these questions, as I began to see what was promised to me seem to disappear before my eyes. Why would God give me something and then ask me to sacrifice it? Hmm… Why?
Abraham in obedience, prepared to offer his son (promise) as a sacrifice to the Lord- and before he completed the action, an angel pointed him to a ram in the bush to substitute his child’s place on the altar. Abraham named that place, Jehovah Jireh- The God who provides. I believe that even now, out of obedience as I place my dreams and ambitions on the altar (my promises), Yahweh Jireh shows up and he provides what I need instead.
He is consistently providing. From rides to work, to meals to eat the next day, to the money I need for my bills. He is consistently providing. In the nick of time, He releases what we need and when we think all hope is lost, He reminds us of His power and mercy.
He shall supply all of my needs, according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. He is the Lord my shepherd, I shall not lack. He is my all and all. He is my best friend- He is always looking out for me. I’ve witnessed his provision- and today, you can too!
Just trust and believe.
Until next time,
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