Monday, July 16, 2012

My God Supplies all Our Needs

If we face any lack in our lives, then we need to open our eyes on the Person who makes us who we are and supplies every lack that we face.

"But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

"Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

"And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

"That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2: 4-7) 

In the previous chapter, Paul has already outlined what God has granted us:

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:" (Ephesians 1: 3)

So, we must not look down on what we do not have, but look up the One who supplies all our needs:

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." (Colossians 3: 1-3)
God gave us His Son, so we can bank on His willingness also to provide us all things with Him (Romans 8: 31-32)

And of course, Paul declared the boldest of certainties, even while sitting in a jail cell:

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4: 19)

If we find ourselves stuck in a dull mindset of who He is, and what He can do for us, let us meditate on the Truth that the Way, the Truth, and the Life holds our Universe together:
"And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1: 17-18)

"And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:" (Colossians 2: 10)

God the Son is the Head of all Creation. He gave Himself for you and me, that our sins may be forgiven. We can depend on Him, therefore, to come through for us for all of our needs.

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