Hi friends, its ME!! I am starting a new series called “God as…” basically sharing what God has been for me or is for me. I wrote a post a few month ago about God as Father, you can read that HERE. I hope you enjoy these series.
Earlier this year I moved out of my parents house. Although I was ready for my independence, I was lacking so much; income, housing, the one support I desperately wanted from some specific people. I would always think to myself, this process will be so easy if this person was part of it or I had this thing.
At some point I was really short on money but I really didn’t know how to ask people who told me to ask when I needed it. ***A word of advice: If you know for sure someone is need, do not wait for them to ask, just help. There is no reason to tell someone to ask for help when YOU ALREADY KNOW they need help.*** There were nights where I will just wake up in the middle of my sleep and wonder how things were going to turn out and maybe, just maybe, I should have stayed at my parents a little while longer. But I knew deep down in my heart that staying at my parents wasn’t the answer. God was calling me to live a bold and courageous life, a life without fear, and that meant facing my uncertainties, head on.
I remember praying one night, I said to God, If you are who you say you, which is Jehovah Jireh, my provider, then be for me who you say you are. This became my prayer for many many nights, even till this day. Listen, within that name is promise, a word from God and God does not speak in vain. His word does not return back to Him until it has done what it needs to be done.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11
This is one of the bible scriptures I spoke over myself over and over and over again beginning in January. within the next few months, I began to know God as provider. I had a place to stay for free, I had free meals, people would randomly tell me God wants them to bless me financially and send me money via the Cash App and I could not figure out why because, on the outside, I was not letting anyone know I was in need of anything. But people will hear what I was planning to do and they wold just step up.
Although I was getting help from others, I still had other needs that I didn’t know how I was going to resolve. The money I had was also running low and so I began to think of how I was going to buy gas or eat. But then in the bible, we are told to remember. So I started recalling all those times I was in need and God came through in some way.
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one [a]cubit to his[b]stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [c]arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
In this verse, I trusted God as provider.
God as provider for me means that I can ask God for my daily bread and He will give it to me. Daily bread is our basic necesities: food, water, clothing, shelter, etc… God has promised to provide us these things and He definitely will, so long as we ask.
I am not forgetting the people around the world or even people just a few miles away from our neighborhoods who do not have their basic needs met. It is not as if they are not seen by God but we are God’s hands and feet and God provide for us so we can provide to others. So give that tithe at church, participate in the food drive, put that dollar in the offering bowl, volunteer at the food pantry. Even if you do not have the funds, you are reading this, so I know you have social media, promote what that food pantry is doing, so people with money can donate
I know God as provider because He has provided for my physical needs and emotional needs. He has provided me with Him. There is nothing I need of because I have Jesus Christ.
What has God been for you lately?