God’s Provision, our sacrifice

14 06 2011

The high places group I lead is taking a journey which has required something we have never really thought about as a group, monetary provision.

 

         So often when it comes to money we feel we are sacrificing to give to our church and or to our family, because we are under the false impression that the money belongs to us since we “earned” it, we can play god and give.

            If we look at scripture we see a very different story.  Our God will provide for our needs according to His riches in glory Philippians 4:19. What does that mean? If we allow God to, He will open the doors for us widely as we are willing to walk in His will. Granted God’s provision isn’t always monetary, sometimes it is emotion, physical or spiritual which can far out ways the comfort of any monetary provision.

 

            Finishing up the  financial report I saw God’s provision and our need. Before our prep-trip a wonderful woman gave $40 to cover our pre-trip expenses which came to only $28, giving us excess to put toward the group trip. As I looked at what has been given and projecting our costs, we still needed $74.

 

            How was I going to respond to this situation, I could have run to the bank and played god, giving the 74 dollars, or I could watch the Lord open the doors of His provision and provide for our needs. The latter requires sacrifice and trust, for I would have to let go of my need to be the hero (the sacrifice), and choose to rest (and trust) in the provision of God!

 

            Only God knows how the last $74 dollars will be provided, but I am doing my part, for I let go of the need to be god, choosing instead to rest in the provision of God!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Mildred          

 

PS – 5 hours after writing this post, I got a call telling me and a check for $74 dollars was in the mail and we have three weeks before our trip! God’s provision is worth our sacrifice!

 

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