James 1:17 says that every good and perfect gift comes from God, who doesn’t change like the shifting shadows.
“Every good thing in your life is from your Heavenly Father. He isn’t the giver of that which causes sadness, heartache, and pain, but rather of every good and perfect gift. As our Father in Heaven, He delights in blessing us, and seeing us enjoy His blessings. That is the kind of Daddy He is!
Our God is unchangeable. In a world that’s constantly shifting and turning, He remains constant. The One who loves to provide for us, and desires for us to accept His good gifts, will continue to be our source of blessing. For your provision, look to the One who is the giver of all things good and perfect!” – Excerpt from previous post “Every Good and Perfect Gift“
This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is
Isaiah 60:5. It says that wealth on the seas will be brought to you, and that the riches of nations will come to you.
As His children, God loves us, and wants to provide for us. He desires for us to have more than enough for ourselves and our families, and to bless those around us.
2 Corinthians 9:11 says that we will be enriched in every way, so that we can be generous on every occasion. In other words, God wants to bless us, so that we can bless others!
Our Heavenly Father gives good gifts to those who ask (Matthew 7:11). The question to ponder is do we ask? Do we bring our requests to Him, confident of His provision? Or do we live a life of constant worry over our finances? Instead of living in a state of incessant anxiety, let’s begin to tell Him what we are in need of, assured that He can and will do exceedingly, abundantly, and far above all that we could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20-21) in our lives!
Everything we could ever need is found in Jesus. He wants to be Savior in every area of our lives. Nothing concerning us is too big or too small for Him.
Are you lacking financially? He’s your Provider. Are you suffering from sickness or disease? He’s your Healer. Do you feel like you’re trapped in sin? He’s your Redeemer. Are you filled with loneliness and sadness? He’s your Best Friend. Does it seem like you’re groping your way through darkness? He is your Light. Are you depressed or anxious about your circumstances? Joy and peace are found in Him. At the cross, Jesus paid the price for your right standing with God. You have been justified by His blood (Romans 5:9). His sacrifice qualifies you to receive all of God’s blessings.
No problem in life is to big for Him to handle. No detail is too trivial to escape His notice. He wants us to come to Him and receive provision for our every need, be it great or small.
Why do we sometimes hesitate to do so? Typically, it’s not His ability to resolve our dilemma that we question, but rather His willingness to use that ability on our behalf, and in our particular situation. Once a leper came to Jesus for healing, stating that if He were willing, He could make him clean. To this Jesus replied “‘I am willing; be cleansed'” (Matthew 8:3, NASB). Immediately afterward, the man’s leprosy departed. Our Savior is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). As He was willing use His ability to reach out to someone in need back then, so He is today. Never doubt His willingness to save, deliver, heal, and restore in your life today.
What are you in need of? In what areas do you lack? Come to Jesus, fully assured that He has not only the ability, but also the willingness to provide for you. Welcome His saving power into every circumstance in which you find yourself. Invite Him to be Savior in every area of your life.