Sunday, November 25, 2012

Living in the Blessing

God has a set plan for blessing in our lives in order to supply all our needs. Our job is to obey the calling set for us. God made this call before the foundations of the world.
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians 1:4.
He has the plan all set up for us to have all of our needs met effortlessly as long as we obey his calling. All this provision is done through Christ Jesus.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19.
So, that sounds like a deal you can not refuse, Wow!!someone else looking out and providing for me? How many of us really believe that happens. I always thought I was in charge of my provision and as long as I worked 5-6 days a week as hard as I could, then all was well. That sort of selfish, self centered thinking only got a ton of labor not blessing. The provision was not there either. I still had very little abundance, mostly just breaking even. What a blessing, right? After a while the commitment to my employer got less important because of burn out. We as christians, are suppose to do all things as unto the Lord, this includes our work.
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.” Ephesians 6:5-8.
Doing good work for our employers is the way we keep ourselves above reproach. As christians, we have an obligation to keep our testimony good. Jesus said that He came to give us an abundant life.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10.
The average person today feels they have to forsake all to make ends meet. This includes working on Sunday and not worshiping our Lord like we should. No one really has the kind of faith that takes John 10:10 literal. We say we believe what it says but non of us test it out. I was no different until 5 years ago when God got a hold of me and showed me that He was better able to supply our needs. What an eye opener that was. Living by faith can happen, you can live on God's promise of supply. You have to be fully vested in Him and believe His way is the best and only way. Even though I understand the “concept” of living by faith it still took a while to really grasp what living by faith means to God. Leaving everything, your burdens, cares, good times and bad in His hands. He will supply and work everything out on your behalf. God created us, He knows what we need better than we do.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5.
The creator does know their creation, so we must trust in the Lord to supply all our needs. When that idea finally hit home, I was able to fully submit to Him.

Psalms 37:3-5
3.Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4.Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5.Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Proverbs 3:5-8
5.Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7.Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8.It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

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