There is a clear path that leads to God?s total provision. It begins with a refusal to be anxious for anything and a commitment to pray about all things expecting God to answer us. It leads to a life of gratitude, thanksgiving and generosity in everything, especially in providing for the work of God.
These things are rooted in the right attitudes of heart and mind and are protected by the peace and joy of God at work within us in all circumstances. And then we know that God will provide for our every need according to His glorious abundance in Christ Jesus.
God is ready to meet your every need but you must meet His every condition. The law of provision requires you to must be a giver in order to qualify as a receiver. God is ready to bless those who are generous and will not withhold from the open-hearted.
Lord, I pledge myself to become a real giver and to trust you for your abundant provision in my life. I bring my thought into captivity and discipline my heart to lay hold of you today.
Today?s Scripture reading covers many aspects of discipleship. It calls us to a life of prayer, thanksgiving, disciplined thinking and a life-style of giving. Making provision for God?s work in your finances and your service opens the door to God?s abundance. Make sure you are building these principles into your daily life so that they become part of your character and habitual life-style. Check out these areas and build up any weak areas you uncover.