Thursday, October 10, 2013

God supplies our needs

“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” 
Philippians 4:19
 “Freedom is found in trusting God’s resources, not our own. We are the only ones who can prevent God from meeting our needs. We suffer needlessly when we attempt to be our own god…Heaven is when we say, ’Thy will be done.’ Hell is when God says to us, ‘Your will be done.’
Hannah Whitall Smith wrote:
The greatest lesson a soul has to learn is that God and God alone is enough for all its needs. This is the lesson that all God’s dealings with us are meant to teach, and this is the crowning discovery of our entire Christian life. GOD IS ENOUGH! No soul can really be at rest until it has given up dependence on everything else and has been forced to depend on the Lord alone. As long as our expectation is from other things, nothing but disappointment awaits us. Feelings may change, doctrines and dogmas may be upset, the Christian work may come to naught, prayers may seem to lose their fervency, promises may seem to fail, everything we have believed in or depended on may seem to be swept away and only God is left-just God, the bare God, if I may be allowed the expression, simply and only God…then we must come to the positive conviction that He is, in Himself alone, enough for all our needs and that we may safely rest in Him absolutely and forever.’
When are you most tempted to be self-sufficient? Why is it so hard for you to surrender your will to God’s will?” 
One Day at a Time Mike and Julia Quarles page73-75
The God of All Comfort Hannah Whitall Smith page 242-243

Am I focusing on the need or on God, Jesus and abiding, resting to see how He will provide for that need?

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