God Will Supply All Your Needs

God Will Supply All Your Needs This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Philippians 4:19. This verse says that God will supply all our needs, according to His riches and glory in Christ.

What are you in need of today? In what area(s) are you lacking? Claim God’s promise of provision. His Word says that He will supply all your needs, and all of His promises are yes and amen in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20)! God is not a man, that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). His word will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). Know this, and be confident that your needs WILL be met!

Did you know that because you are His child, God delights in providing for you? As our Heavenly Father, He loves to see us enjoying His provision. He takes pleasure in the prosperity of His people (Psalm 35:27). He wants us to know that He gives good gifts to those who ask (Matthew 7:11).

Bring your needs before God, trusting that He will provide all that you lack. Know that as your Heavenly Father, He wants to bless you. Receive His provision today!

Who’s Your Mother?

Who's Your Mother?Yesterday was Mother’s Day – a day devoted to thanking our moms for all that they do for us, and letting them know how much we love them. In light of celebrating our mothers, here’s a question to consider: Who’s your mother?

In other words, God is your Heavenly Father, but are you His child through grace, or His child through the law? Upon which do you rely for salvation – your own good works, or what Christ has done? Do you feel that you must earn relationship with God, or have you come to the realization that it is a gift freely given to all who believe?

Galatians 4:21-31 addresses this issue. These verses explain that Abraham had children by two different women – Hagar, who was a slave, and Sarah, who was free, and was his true wife. It also explains that these two women represent two covenants (or ways of mankind relating to God). Those two covenants are the old covenant of the law, and the new covenant of grace.

Hagar, who is representative of the law, which was given at Mount Sinai, bears children who are to be slaves. In other words, when we base our relationship with God on our good works, and our attempts to keep all of the commandments recorded in His Word, we will end up feeling as if we were His slaves, instead of His children. We will always feel that He is demanding more of us than we are capable of, and will never be able to cease from our efforts long enough to simply enjoy His presence.

Sarah, who is representative of the new covenant of God’s grace, bears children born as a result of a divine promise, not by the keeping of the law. When we rely on God’s grace for our salvation, and relationship with Him, it becomes no longer about what we have done, but rather what Christ has done for us. Because it’s not about us and our performance, we can rest, knowing that we are God’s children, whom He dearly loves.

Galatians 4:31 states that we are children not of the slave woman (Hagar, who represents the old covenant of the law), but of the free woman (Sarah, who represents the new covenant of grace). God desires for us to rely not on the law for our right standing before Him, but rather on His grace. He wants us to feel not as if we are slaves to His demands, but rather children whom He cares for deeply. Therefore, I ask you – In your relationship with God, do you focus on your performance, or on His amazing grace? Are you living under the old covenant of the law, or the new covenant of grace? Who’s YOUR mother?

Why Called and Created?

small logoWhy Called and Created? What does it even mean? This name comes from Isaiah 43:7, where God speaks of those who are called by His name and created for His glory. What do these phrases signify?

To better understand, consider how we inherit our father’s last name upon birth. People call us by this name. It is a sign that we belong to our particular family. It’s the same when we received salvation. Having been born again, God is now our Heavenly Father. We are called by His name, declaring us part of His family.

Before becoming part of the body of Christ, we were separated from God – without hope and without Him in the world. (Ephesians 2:12) Still, because of His great love for us, while we were as yet dead in our transgressions, God made us alive with Christ. (Ephesians 2:15) Our eyes were opened to the truth of the gospel, and we made the decision to receive His offered salvation. As recipients of His unequaled goodness, we show off to the world His incomparable grace. We were created for His glory – to display His mercy and kindness in our own lives, that others might recognize it and respond by turning towards and glorifying Him. Having experienced His surpassing love, we possess the privilege of sharing it with others.

Called and Created is more than just a name for a website. It tells us who we are and explains our purpose. We are God’s children – called by His name. We display His love and grace – created for His glory. This is the significance of Called and Created.