Provision: as women, our hearts are inclined toward nurturing and making sure our kids have what they need. It’s easy for us to fiercely protect the income God gives us because we want our nest in order. All the time.
Years ago, my husband changed jobs and for a few months we would have less than we needed for one area of our budget, unless we sold a car. I looked at our income and looked for a spot to fill that deficient. Our giving was generous and fat with money that I coveted to provide. However, there was a tug of war in my heart because my husband and had already decided to give.
The temptation seemed too good to resist. However, i went to the Lord in prayer with the problem. That night we attended a small group at our church. I announced we needed to sell a car, and the Lord provided a buyer that very night. That taught me to trust God, and I’ve never forgotten the lesson. I saw God’s provision first hand.
There’s a story similar to this in the New Testament. The believers in Philippians gave an offering to assist Paul while he was in prison, and in that context he assured them…
And my God will supply ]all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus
Paul also said, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low and I know how to abound.”
And he told them “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” I Tim 6:6
Edna Ellison shares with us today. She is a writer, a speaker, and a sister in Christ. You’ll love her true story about God’s provision: