Tuesday, November 30, 2004

God's Abundant Supply

One of my favorite authors over the years has been Watchman Nee. I've enjoyed two of his devotional books, "A Table in the Wilderness" and "Through the Year with Watchman Nee" since I was in my early twenties. Recently I came across one of his meditations that has always blessed and encouraged me. In these days of financial stress it's refreshing to know that the Great Provider still meets our every need. Here are a few pertinent points from this beloved author. He takes his text from 1 Kings 17:9 "Arise, get thee to Zarephath; behold I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee."

"Because of our proneness to look at the bucket and forget the fountain, God has frequently to change His means of supply to keep our eyes fixed on the source. So the heavens that before sent us welcome showers become as brass, the streams that refreshed us are allowed to dry up and the ravens that brought our daily food visit us no longer. But then God surprises us by meeting our needs through a poor widow woman, and so we prove the marvellous resources of God.

We are the representatives of God in this world, and we are here to prove His faithfulness. Our attitude, our words and actions must all declare that He alone is our Source of supply, or He will be robbed of the glory that is His due. He who sees in secret will take note of our needs, and He will meet them, not in stinted measure, but 'according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus'."

May we trust Him implicitly to do what He has said He will do. He is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider and He has never failed !!!

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