The Promise of God’s Provision

When we walk in faith God is able to do what He promises and the world will see that our loving Father really is a faithful provider.He will provide for us no matter what.

And, my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philip. 4:19).

Isn’t this an awesome promise? God’s promise is to supply all of our needs, not necessarily all of our wants.

God’s provision is always attached to an assignment. In other words, God gives us enough for the assignment He has for us in this season. If we break the assignment the provision is no longer applicable suddenly we’ll find ourselves barren.

That is why it’s important to understand the season you’ve been placed in. You’ll then be able to adjust in order to be a good steward of His assignment. The resources you have been given will be enough. Then life will become a lot easier!

For example, think about a young adult going off to college and his father promises to pay his way: tuition, room and board, textbooks, plane fare to go back and forth for the holidays, and a little bit of spending money.

Now, what if this child says, “Wow, I’ve got spending money! I’d better spend it!” He sees a car he likes and buys it. Then he buys a wetsuit and surfboard. The spending spree continues: he gets a computer, new clothes and a snowboard.

Soon, he’s on asking his father, “Dad, I need more money! I’m in debt! Send more money!”
“No!” his father says, “I understand, son, but I can’t!”
“How come? You said you would provide, Dad!”

“Yes, I will provide for this season’s assignment in your life. And your assignment isn’t to have the lifestyle of the rich and famous. You are to be a student—a student!I’ll provide everything you need for that. But if you overextend yourself, you’ll find yourself barren.” The moral of this story is simple: Promise comes attached with an assignment. Stay within the assignment and remain fruitful. Step outside of it, however, and you’ll find yourself barren.

Note: This was a fictitious example and any resemblance to my son, Aaron, is merely coincidental. The lessons, however, are real!

In order for God’s promises to be fulfilled, our cooperation with Him is required. It’s the best way to position ourselves to come under His provision. Otherwise, we miss His miracles along the way.

Quite often God calls us to an assignment and we respond by saying, “But I need more money to do what I have to do!” It’s the same cry for more that the children of God gave when He took them out of Egypt, the land of plenty, and into the desert:

And he humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna…that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Deut. 8:3).

God doesn’t want our lives to be directed by the abundance of money or the lack of it. God wants our lives to be directed by His voice speaking to our lives and not by the economy. True financial freedom is NOT having tons of money. True financial freedom is being free from what finances drive our lives to do.

Some of you are in a season of getting out of debt, needing to thin out a few things and simplify your life. Some of you are further down the road, where the Lord has given you much; and now He’s asking you to steward that well for His purposes.

In His wisdom, God lovingly plans each of our seasons so that He can deepen our hearts. He knows the season and promises to provide. We can trust that when He sees that we’ve learned what we need to know, He’ll be faithful to graduate us to the next season.

Meanwhile, God says “I have a plan for you. Be faithful!” If you are faithful, then “I, your God, shall supply all your needs according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Comments 4

  1. Excellent entry, Mr. Cordeiro.

    Yes, you’re right…God unequivocally, without question, always comes through on His promises. It’s when we get sidetracked, turn slightly to the right or left, and start leaning on our own understanding instead of trusting Him with all of our heart, that the provision seems to fail. We’re the ones who aren’t faithful sometimes… “When we are faithless.. He is still faithful.”

    Sorry, I’m sort of rambling.

    Thanks,

    Markus

  2. Halelujah!

    Yes, The PROMISE OF GOD’S PRO-VISION is very true………Money cannot buy us eternal life, but getting to know what God’s provision is for us will give us an abundance of wealth. The word “PROVISION” to me is plainly telling me to have a “VISION” of what GOD has in store for me. If we are FAITHFUL and JUST to do the will of GOD, EVERYTHING WILL be provided as GOD has PROMISED!!!

    Have a Blessed day, to all who reads this comment.

  3. Pastor Wayne,

    I am trying to get a hold of you because this is an assignment from God to bring Hope. He has been showing me many visions of you. That goes along with 2 Tim 7:1. Have been trying to contact Dan Shima, Elwin, April, Pastor Rauna. However God has not opened the door YET.

    Jamie Moore

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