Do you want to enter into the rest of God? I sure do, and God wants us to enter into His rest more than we do. In order to rest in Him, we must believe that He truly is a provider. His name is Jehovah Jireh, or “The Lord Provides.” I began to ponder on the fact that
God calls Himself a provider, and I recalled the ways that He provided for His people in the Bible. On several occasions He gave specific instructions, and when those instructions were followed, provision manifested.
Peter (Matthew 17:17-27)
For example, when Peter needed to pay taxes for him and Jesus, the Lord told him to go to the water front, drop a hook and a line, and catch a fish. Peter followed that instruction, and the fish he caught had a coin in its mouth that was enough money to pay the taxes. God supernaturally put that coin there in the fish’s mouth in order to provide for the need. Because Peter followed the instruction, the need was met.
Elijah (I Kings 17:1-15)
Another example was when Elijah was told to go to a brook where he would find water and ravens would be commanded to feed Him. When the brook dried up, God told him to go to a widow woman who would provide for him. As you remember, the widow gave him a cake she had made before she and her son would eat, and the tiny bit of meal and the oil she had did not run out. God provided for the prophet and the woman who provided for Him because she followed and instruction.
Moses (Exodus 13:25-40)
A final example involves Moses. When he led the Israelites out of Egypt and out of bondage, they were in the desert. They needed water or they would die. God told Moses to strike a nearby rock, and water gushed from it. On another occasion when water was needed, God told His servant to speak to the rock, but Moses struck the rock, and God was not pleased with Him. As a result, he was not allowed to enter into the promised land. That shows you how important it is to follow God’s instructions to the letter.
If you have a need today, know that God is faithful. Pray and ask Him for His instructions. Ask Him for wisdom and He will give it to you. He will guide you in how to get the provision you need. Don’t be anxious. Just pray and rest, and He’ll come through like He always does.
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