All My Needs

11 08 2010

It was a quiet morning. A time spent pouring my heart out to God. Needs of all shapes and sizes were pressing on my heart. As my worries and concerns came tumbling out, I tried to slow down and quiet my heart. I didn’t want to present God with a laundry list of requests. I wanted to meet God, let Him speak to my heart, and open my eyes to His presence and movement.

His answer came not in specific fixes for my concerns, but in pointing my eyes to His heart. Genesis 22:14 tells of a moment of desperate need, unspeakable heartache, and surrender wrapped in sacrifice. In that moment, God points Abraham to Himself and reveals that He is Jehovah-Jireh – the Lord Will Provide. His very name is the answer.

Leafing through the needs pressing on my heart, I realized they were all requests for provision of one kind of another. For some, I was begging for peace, grace, healing, or a special measure of His nearness. For others, I was seeking an open door, open eyes, or an open heart. There were physical needs to be met, inspiration needed, and transformation required. In every instance, God answers that He is Jehovah-Jireh – The Lord Will Provide.

Philippians 4:19 tells us exactly how God is prepared to provide for us. “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” It is the little word “all” that shows the big power of our God. He is willing and able to provide for every need, meet every heartache, answer every concern, and fill every moment with Himself.

My Jesus Resolution today is to rest in the presence and power of my Provider. I am going to let Philippians 4:19 resonate throughout my day. The Lord stands in my day and promises to meet all my needs. The big ones, the little ones, the silly ones, and the serious ones. He will meet my needs not because I have it all together, can answer all the questions, or juggle all the balls, but according to His unlimited, inexhaustible and glorious riches. What do you need today? The Lord Will Provide.


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11 08 2010
Renee Johnson

Thanks Casandra for such a reminder as this.
As I am having to wait on the Lord to supply some needs, I am reminded of Isa.40:31 and the song “While I’m Waiting”.
Today, I choose to focus on Phil. 4:19 and the word “all”.
I may be stressed, but I am still blessed.
Lord, help us all to choose the right focus. I.J.N.A.

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