“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
Where do you go when ever in need? Many of us when we are in need are most likely to look about for those we know to enjoy plenty of resources to share some. After all they have. The poor nations run to rich nations for aid. The deprived look to tycoons for hand outs.
Not so when it comes to the Lord’s ways. A long time ago when a draught occurred in Jordan, the Lord sent his prophet Elijah not to palaces for food, but rather to a poor widow who lacked either. Upon being approached and asked for help the widow told Elijah, “I don’t have any bread- only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil” (I Kings 17: 12).
And that is all was needed. “Don’t be afraid.. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jar of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land” (verse 14).
With all that the Lord fed the widows household and her visitor without ever lacking. “So there was food everyday for Elijah and for the woman and her family” (verse 15).
This story teaches us that when the Lord needs something of us it is not dependent on our big pockets. Neither does being generous start with how much you have. Rather, the important thing is to look to the Lord.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that I may always look up to you to meet my needs.