God will make a way.

Posted: November 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I have a small framed piece of cross-stitch that a friend of mine gave me many years ago. He has long since gone to be with the Lord, but the cross-stitch simply says, “Where God guides, God provides.” Most of the Christians I know would say that they whole-heartedly believe that. When it comes down to where the rubber meets the road, however, they live as though they are practical atheists in that regard.

For example, the church I serve as been involved in mission effort in Mali, West Africa. The average cost per person for a trip is $4,000. Some look at that and say, “Holy Moly, I could never afford that.” And yet after four years and 22 teams, God has provided for each person He has sent. The money comes from many directions. But God has faithfully provided. Some, however, sensing God’s call have chosen not to go because they said, I cannot afford the trip. My point of view is that God can provide you with $4,000 as easily as He can provide you with 4 pennies.

God called Abraham in Genesis 12, to leave his home, his relatives, and go where He would lead Him. He did not tell Him where that would be, or what He might encounter along the way. When God promised an heir, Abraham got tired of waiting and took matters into his own hands. He slept with his wife’s servant, Hagar, and generations have reaped the results of his sin. God, however, provided an heir in Isaac, even when the Bible says that Biologically Sarah could no longer bear him children.

When God challenged Abraham to offer his own son, Isaac, Abraham obeyed. On the way to the place of the sacrifice, Isaac said, “Dad, you have the wood, and the fire for the sacrifice, where is the Lamb?” The answer is amazing. Abraham said, “God will provide Himself the lamb.” God did, and ultiamtely He proviced Himself in the person of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God who bears the sins of the world.

Today, remember this. Jesus said, “Don’t worry about what you will eat or wear. Instead, seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be provided for you.” (Matthew 6:33). In other words, Jesus said, if you will make it your business to seek first my priorities and my business, I will take care of your needs.” When we focus on God, God will provide. Indeed, God will make a way, even when there seems to be no way.

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  1. Vickie says:

    My family has certainly experienced God leading and God providing, and I always find it interesting how quickly I forget. When another challenge surfaces, I find myself worrying as if God might not come through THIS time.

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