Heaven Pt. 23

“Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.” Ex 16:4 KJV

Jehovah Jireh my provider

      His grace is sufficient for me,

      For me, for me!

     Jehovah Jireh my provider

     His grace is sufficient for me!

    My God shall supply all my need,

    According to His riches in glory.

   He shall give His angels

   Charge over me.

   Jehovah Jireh cares for me,

   For me, for me!

   Jehovah Jireh cares for me!”

Those are the words to a song we used to sing  in church. They are true words. God does care. God does provide. God will take care of His people even if He has to rain bread from Heaven to do it!

Never forget though, that God’s provision always has a purpose beyond meeting our physical need. He provides to reveal the inner motives of our hearts.

Have you ever noticed that the established pattern in the Bible is that men seek God until they are blessed and then they turn to sin?

This is a pattern I have regrettably followed in my own experience. God flows blessing from Heaven. I receive it with thanks that the pressure of poverty has been removed. Then just when I think I am strong and mighty in the Lord I stumble and fall. Usually it is because I get my eyes off of the Provider and make some kind of God out of the provision.

I am learning that while the blessings of God are good they are not what I need. I need Him! should a blessing get in the way of my receiving Him I need to cast it down so that the blessing from Heaven doesn’t keep me from seeing Him in Heaven.

Let’s pray: Father God, thank You for all the ways You bless me. Help me Lord to always keep You before my blessing. Help me not to become so consumed by provision that I forget my wonderful Provider. In Jesus name A-men!

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10 thoughts on “Heaven Pt. 23

  1. Pastor J . . .you put is just right for me . ..that my eyes can start looking at the provision instead of the Provider. Praying with you tonight. And Pastor J, could you please pray with me? Tonight I am praying how to encourage someone who has lived a life struggling to believe that God really cares for them, since they are in trial after trial. My heart is heavy for them and I don’t know what to say right now, to give them hope without offending them in some way. Thank you!
    God bless you and keep you today!

  2. Thank you, Pastor J,for that prayer. I am praying that I keep Him above all else. Debbie, I am praying with you that God will give you the words and the wisdom to help this person. May the Holy Spirit speak directly to them. Lord, let them see and hear only you as Debbie speaks, give them ears to hear. Please Lord, give Debbie peace in her heart as she prayers for this person. Thank you, Jesus for hearing our prayer. A-men.

  3. Thank you, Pastor J

    Praying alongside you. It’s easy to go off course… much easier than we sometimes think. Praying we will trust Him enough to allow Him to be our one true Guide. Unless we see life through His eyes, whatever we see will not be worth looking at.

    Blessings
    ann

  4. Another powerful reminder to keep our eyes on the provider and not the provision! So easy to take our eyes off of Him yet that which is provided, like the manna, will go bad if you take with a greedy heart which comes from a lack of trust in His constant provision…thanks for the reminder!

    • This is so true. I think that God made daily seeking out the manna a requirement because HE wanted men to understand the need for constantly trusting the Lord!

  5. >> “while the blessings of God are good they are not what I need. I need Him!”

    So true! Our God delights to bless us. In fact, He wants to bless us even more than we want to be blessed, but His blessings should ALWAYS bring us closer to Him and more reliant on Him. Above all, we need Him!

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