Friday, March 29, 2013

His Provision

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those that ask him!  Matthew 7:11

I remember from the time I was very young God answering the prayers of my heart.  Without thinking much about it, I asked Him for everything.  When I needed new jeans, I prayed and He'd provide name brand, like new jeans at the thrift store.  When I needed anything that I knew my parents didn't have enough money for, I asked God.  God was my Daddy and I knew that deep within my soul.

It wasn't that I thought of God as my Sugar Daddy in the sky, but I knew He loved me and wanted to take care of me, so I figured He was the best one to ask.

Those memories of God providing for me have carried over into my Mama/ Adult life.  Or kids pray and ask God for things they want and need.  There are "wants" that we long to give them, but we can't afford at the moment, so we ask God.  We believe that if it's something we don't need, He will change our heart or we may have to wait for Him to provide, but He always provides.

When Isaiah was 3 years old, he asked Jesus for a Batman sword.  I tried to talk him out of it as any legalistic/ religious mother would, but he really wanted one.  So, I said, "okay"... with caution.  Sure enough, the very next Sunday someone handed me a Toys R Us gift card (for the Batman sword).

Our sweet Savior and Creator longs to take care of us.  He loves it when we ask and trust Him to provide for even our most basic needs.

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.  James 5:16

In 2011 we were expecting our third child and still driving a little, red Toyota Corolla. I didn't know how, but  I knew deep within my soul that God would provide a way to transport our entire family around town.  I was believing for a new van, but not wanting to be too bold, I told Him that He could just enlarge the Toyota for us.  But, sure enough, the month before Ezekiel was born, our church presented a like new, Navy Blue Chrysler Town and Country Mini Van.  God had provided far beyond my wildest dreams.

His provision for our family continues!

This has been the theme of my life...My Father loves me and provides for my every need...and for that reason I can live a life without fear.

For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5


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