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Who is God…to me?
That’s the question we’ve been asking the last several weeks. Today, let’s look at God our Provider.
Nehemiah 9:15-25 speaks of God providing for His people’s physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Now, for every authentic provision God has for us satan always has a counterfeit.
In the physical realm satan offers extremes as deserving, junk dressed up as quality, perversions cloaked as freedoms, and distractions conveyed as worthy causes.
But all these activities provide in the end are an emptiness greater than we had before.
Isaiah 55 says, “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?”
Only Jesus satisfies completely all of our physical needs.
In the spiritual realm the world offers many counterfeit things, but only the Holy Spirit is the authentic spirit of Christ. In Him we can be assured of trustworthy and true guidance for all of life’s decisions.
In the emotional realm the world offers parties and celebrations on a continual basis. The world is one big party!
But the Church has a real reason to celebrate! It’s time for us to revel, delight, rejoice, thrive, PARTY for the cause of Christ! Partying by its very nature is not done quietly in a corner, but loudly for the world to see!
God’s greatest provision for us goes beyond our life here on earth, though. He has provided for us eternal life in Heaven with Him!
God is our Jehovah Jireh, our Provider. In Christ we will truly find all we need to satisfy every area of our lives here on earth and for all of eternity!