Scripture Reading: Genesis 22:14
Let us begin today’s reflection with the words of a Christ writer: “God will provide beyond what we imagine, so much more than we can fathom, He will supply. God will provide when we trust in Him completely and take each step believing as a child. God will provide, He will provide……I know my God – will provide.” Indeed, Jesus wants us to live an anxiety-free life. Our scriptural reference says, “Abraham named the place Yahweh-Jireh (which means “the LORD will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.” (New Living Translation). There are at least 169 verses in the Bible that refer to the ways God provides for us. Philippians 4:19 puts it simply: “My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” We should take a closer look at what God desires to provide for us.
Beloved, God is concerned with every part of our being: spirit, soul, and body. As the facets of His character are infinite, so the ways God provides for us are beyond anything we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). We can trust His goodness, guidance, and shepherding care to do more for us than we could ever achieve on our own. God provides a way for us to develop an intimate, conversational, obedient relationship with Him so that we can lead ourselves and others into a “Psalm 23” quality of life. Those whose shepherd is the Lord can say, “I lack nothing” (Psalm 23:1). The scripture says in Proverbs 10:3, “The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.”
Dear friends, our scriptural reading today tells us how God provided miraculously a lamb of sacrifice for Abraham. This Lamb which God provided was a prefiguration of Jesus the Lamb of God that will take away the sins of the world for our salvation. With this, it is clear that the first need which God provides for is our need for salvation; therefore what we must seek is first, the salvation of our soul. As such, scripture will say “Seek first the Kingdom.” (Matt6:33) God knows you need water, clothes, food, a job, etc. He’ll never let the righteous go hungry. Continually pray to God and don’t doubt, but have faith that He will help. God is able to do more than we ask Him. God is able to accomplish, provide, help, save, keep, subdue… He is able to do what you can’t do for yourself.
Child of God, what do you need from God? Are you in need of deliverance, spiritual empowerment, for personal revival, financial and economic expansion, security and protection, educational excellence, employment, life partner, fruits of the womb, restoration of good health and healing, miraculously uplifting, long life, justice? What are your needs, not your wants? Are any of these keeping you awake on your bed? What is it that has taken away the peace of your mind? Can you believe God for that provision? It does not matter how long the problem has lasted, what matters is your unwavering faith in divine providence, that is, faith that God will provide that miracle for you. He miraculously provided a lamb for Abraham; He abundantly provided the supply of a great catch of fish for Peter even after many hours of unfruitful labour. Peter had faith in him and obeyed. That same God will provide for your needs in the name of Jesus. Psalm 146:7 the scriptures says, “He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners.” Luke 12:24 says, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest, they don’t have storerooms or barns, but God feeds them. And you are worth much more than birds.”
- With faith in God’s ability to provide, I decree into your life that what stopped your parents will never stop you in the name of Jesus. By the power in the name of Jesus, I destroy all satanic alters erected for your sake. I terminate all evil covenants entered into by you or on your behalf in the name of Jesus. Every new day will usher something new and beautiful into your life in the name of Jesus. The evil bondage that exists in your family is broken by fire in the name of Jesus. Whatsoever you could not achieve before, receive the ability to achieve them in the name of Jesus. The Lord has giving you a new song and a new story, Satan cannot change it in the name of Jesus. Today you’ve been ushered into a new level of success, prosperity, excellence and peace in the name of Jesus.
- Take the prayer “My prophetic declaration for the year 2016”
Exercise: Share today’s reflection with someone.
Memory Verse: Mark 11:24.