"If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" - Mat 7:11 (NIV).
Everyday that we live our lives are blessed with provisions from the Almighty: some more obvious like food and water, others less so, like the air we breathe. However, when we speak of provisions it is easy to imagine certain more ostentatious items on our wish list- perhaps having a powerful vehicle or raising up some glorious mansion. Yet while God is not unmindful of these gentle requests of ours, there are these daily provisions that could easily escape us.
The author John Piper says, “God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, but you may be aware of three of them.” The challenge is with our eyes focused elsewhere it is easy to fail to take note of His abundant provisions."Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?" ( Mat 6:26).
And then, at times, we may get something quite different from what we had been expecting. But that does not mean God is not providing. Instead we are reminded to be always thankful. "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus" (I Thessalonians 5:18).
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I thank you for the daily provisions of my life and the love you shower over me, every day!