Friday, June 10, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus – Phil. 4:19 ( UKJV ).
LISTEN: When Jesus Christ was running his earthly ministry, his disciples came to him on a certain day and asked him to teach them how to pray. In response to their request he taught them thus: ” After this manner therefore pray all of you, Our Father in heaven hallowed be your name…give us this day, our daily bread” (Matt. 6:9-11).
What does that mean? It means that God is our Father and Provider. Usually, every good father will not leave his children destitute, but care and provide for them; so also does God the Father of all. We labour and make investments, but God gives the increase. The God of Apostle Paul whom assured the Philippians of divine provision is also our God. We must learn to trust him with our daily needs and be confident that he’ll not forsake us. The supply that God offers encompasses all our needs, not some needs, but all our needs. God is the source of all good gifts and provisions. He created the world and all it contains. You may think that all you’ve got is solely by your strength, but when you think deep you will realise that the hands of God is in everything; even the smallest piece of bread you ate could be traceable to him. You may have been struggling to survive, but I prophesy upon your life today, God will meet your need this season speedily in Jesus ‘ name. Beloved, I want you to know that the provision had already been made for you in Christ (Ephesians 1 : 3). So cheer up!
However, you must not in any way confuse want with need. God in His word promised to take care of our needs not necessarily our wants. Your needs are your essentials, but your wants are what you desire or need, that may not necessarily affect you if you don’t have them. There is nothing wrong in asking for your wants, but it must not be for the wrong reason. (James 4:3).
Sadly,many people often feel disappointed when they ask God for something and they’re refused; it ought not to be so, God knows your actual needs. Most times we ask and receive nothing due to asking for the wrong reason. You should learn to ask for the right reasons. Beloved, as you enjoy the limitless riches in Christ, don’t forget that God must have the first part of everything. Always recognize him in everything and you will lack nothing.
Study God’s word to discover the riches you have in Christ.
Dear Lord, Father of all good gifts, help me to rely on your limitless supplies, I receive my needs and help for today; save me from lack and undue hardship, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Those who trust in God are never empty of his supply