And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
This is the verse that runs through my mind over and over again as I walk up and down the aisles at the grocery store getting the items my family needs.
“God will meet all my needs according to His riches and glory. God will meet all my needs according to His riches and glory…”
Over and over again all throughout the store as I pick up each item evaluating if it’s a “need” or a “want”…
Yesterday when I was at the grocery it was no different… but as I was walking to my car with my cart full of groceries quietly thanking God for providing my needs something truly switched on in my mind.
“According to HIS riches…and HIS glory”
His riches are limitless… His glory is limitless…
The only limitations that occur are when WE put them there!
When we align our lives (mind and heart), our finances (tithing; good stewardship), our families (modeling Christ) with His word we can rest in knowing without a doubt that He will, indeed, provide for us and make a way even when there seems no way!
While I was sharing this with my husband we made a pact, an official proclamation that we would continue to trust in Him and claim victory in our lives in the way of finances while in the midst of the difficult time… not after, but now! We agreed together in prayer that we would continue to praise Him and trust wholeheartedly that He will, in fact, continue to provide all of our needs.
A few hours later I received an email from someone who wanted to mail us a check to bless us… the amount of the check would cover the entire cost of our grocery bill plus a little extra!
One blessing at a time… God is faithful!
As mothers, we have a tendency to worry about how we will take care of our family. I think it’s part of our instinct when we become mothers. While God never intends for us to fret, He makes mothers highly aware of the needs of the family. It’s a beautiful thing really, but through our own human nature and predisposition to worry (because we’re human) this heightened awareness often manifests as anxiety.
What we need to do is remember God’s promises. He promises that He will take care of us. He promises to meet all of our needs according to His riches and Glory. He loves us, He sees our needs and wants to meet our needs. He simply asks that we trust in Him, seeking Him first and then all of these things will be given to us. Period.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
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About the Author
Joshua Kissee, M.Ed., is the founder of ManBuilders.Com, a cause devoted to encouraging parents to raise their sons strategically through proactive parenting. Joshua is married to Rebecca Kissee and has five sons: Jacob, Jordan, Johnathan, Jonah, and Jared. The family enjoys living in Central Texas.
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Parents of boys, especially ages 4-9.
Parents of boys, especially ages 4-9.