April 27, 2009

04-27-09 Trusting God for Daily Supply

Trusting God for Daily Supply

Matt 6:31-33
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink?
or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
{32} For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:
for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
{33} But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.

Dear Friends in Christ,
Are the words of Scripture just so many words? or are they really promises of a Loving God Who is really there? Are His promises trustworthy and worthy of entering into during the crises of our lives, or just so many empty platitudes?
When one is down and out and there is no food and no money for rent and no one seems to be there to care or to be able to offer a helping hand, does God know your needs?, does He care?, can He supply my needs and those of my family? These are issues millions of people in all parts of the world must deal with every day. You may be dealing with them right now. There is an old saying, that says:

If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day;
But if you teach a man to fish,
you feed him for a lifetime.

The verses of this devotional are here to teach us how to fish, as it were. You must mix these verses with faith, and make them real in your experience. We must learn to stop whining and complaining that we dont have this or we dont have that, or be envious of the person up the street because they have more than we have. We have a God of infinite resources who loves us with an infinite love and cares for is in our every circumstance. We just need to humble ourselves before Him ,and call on His infinite mercy for our needs (and not our luxuries, by the way), and believe that He hears and will supply. And when He does supply, dont forget to thank Him and tells others of His Goodness and Kindness.

God Bless you as your ponder these things.
In Christ..brother bob...<><

(Mat 6:7-11 KJV)
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
{8} Be not ye therefore like unto them:
for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
{9} After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
{10} Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
{11} Give us this day our daily bread.....

(Mat 4:4 KJV)
But he answered and said,
It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

(Psa 37:23-28 KJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way.
{24} Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
{25} I have been young, and now am old;
yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his seed begging bread.
{26} He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
{27} Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
{28} For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints;
they are preserved for ever:
but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

(Heb 4:1-2 KJV)
Let us therefore fear,
lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest,
any of you should seem to come short of it.
{2} For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:
but the word preached did not profit them,
not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

(Luke 1:49-53 KJV)
For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;
and holy is his name.
{50} And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
{51} He hath showed strength with his arm;
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
{52} He hath put down the mighty from their seats,
and exalted them of low degree.
{53} He hath filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich he hath sent empty away.

(Mat 6:24-34 KJV)
No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
{25} Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.
Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
{26} Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they?
{27} Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
{28} And why take ye thought for raiment?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
{29} And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
{30} Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field,
which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven,
shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith
{31} Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink?
or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
{32} (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:)
for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
{33} But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
{34} Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

(James 4:1-10 KJV)
From whence come wars and fightings among you?
come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
{2} Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain:
ye fight and war,
yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
{3} Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss,
that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
{4} Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?
whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
{5} Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
{6} But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
{7} Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
{8} Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
{9} Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:
let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
{10} Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.

(1 Tim 6:6-11 KJV)
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
{7} For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
{8} And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
{9} But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts,
which drown men in destruction and perdition.
{10} For the love of money is the root of all evil:
which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
{11} But thou, O man of God, flee these things;
and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

(Deu 8:1-14 KJV)
All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do,
that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
{2} And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness,
to humble thee, and to prove thee,
to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
{3} And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger,
and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know;
that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
{4} Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
{5} Thou shalt also consider in thine heart,
that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
{6} Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God,
to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
{7} For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land,
a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
{8} A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates;
a land of oil olive, and honey;
{9} A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness,
thou shalt not lack any thing in it;
a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
{10} When thou hast eaten and art full,
then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
{11} Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God,
in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments,
and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
{12} Lest when thou hast eaten and art full,
and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
{13} And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply,
and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied,
and all that thou hast is multiplied;
{14} Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God,
which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

(Phil 4:11-13 KJV)
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned,
in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
{12} I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry,
both to abound and to suffer need.
{13} I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

(Psa 33:18-22 KJV)
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him,
upon them that hope in his mercy;
{19} To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
{20} Our soul waiteth for the LORD:
he is our help and our shield.
{21} For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.
{22} Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us,
according as we hope in thee.

(2 Chr 7:13-14 KJV)
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain,
or if I command the locusts to devour the land,
or if I send pestilence among my people;
{14} If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.

(Mal 3:8-12 KJV)
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me.
But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee?
In tithes and offerings.
{9} Ye are cursed with a curse:
for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
{10} Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be meat in mine house,
and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing,
that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
{11} And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground;
neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
{12} And all nations shall call you blessed:
for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

(Phil 4:19-20 KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
{20} Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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