To Follow Jesus
My notes on Every Day with Jesus, written by Selwyn Hughes; revised and updated by Mick Brooks, published by CWR.
March/April 2016 Issue – Straight from the Heart, ‘I have you in my heart … all of you share God’s grace with me’ Philippians 1:7
The text set for today’s reading and meditation:
Philippians 4:19 (NIVUK): ”And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
I don’t have much to add to what Selwyn has said, except to say that God will provide all that we need – in a spiritual sense – for us to undertake His work.
If, we have been tasked by God to provide financial help to someone who is in desperate need then God will ensure that we have the resources to undertake His work. The point is that God is not meeting our needs to satisfy our own wants – He is providing resources to us so that we can undertake His work.
Early in my Christian walk, I felt called upon to lend a person some money to help them during a time of financial crises. However, shortly afterwards, I discovered that I needed to pay a debt (before my next payday), which I had completely overlooked. I went to my bank and sought a financial report on my account and much to my surprise found that some funds had been withdrawn from my account, in error. Once the bank rectified the error, the money credited to my account, was the exact amount required by me, to pay the debt.
I’ve found over the years that whenever I’ve stepped out to help others I’ve never been placed at a disadvantage – God has always provided exactly what was needed.
Have you had similar experiences?