When You’re Looking For God’s Financial Provision
There is an amazing, incredible and all-encompassing promise in Philippians 4:19 regarding provision: And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Look closely at that verse, and note the first two words: ‘God will …’ It doesn't say, ‘He might meet your needs,’ it says, ‘He will meet your needs.’
Philippians 4:19 (NASB)
19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
John 16:24 (NASB)
24 Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NASB)
6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
Proverbs 3:9-10 (NASB)
9 Honor the Lord from your wealth
And from the first of all your produce;
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Matthew 6:25-34 (NASB)
16“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
18“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.19“After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.20“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.21“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”22Judas (not Iscariot) *said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?”23Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.24“He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.
25“These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you.26“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
Psalm 111:5 (NASB)
5 He has given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever.
What do you learn about God?
What do you learn about Humanity?
How do you relate to this story?
Is there a command or an example to follow? What is it?
Is there anything confusing from this passage?
Why does money make us so screwy?
Why does it become are biggest source of stress?
How can we learn to trust God more with our finances?
God calls us to be cheerful givers, how should we go about settling on a number or percentage to give God?
Ask God to give you a cheerful and generous spirit
Begin to pray about what God wants you to give
Think about how God wants you to give of your time and your talents and not just your money