Originally Posted on 19 November 2010, this is a biblical reminder I needed recently…
Genesis 22:13-14 The Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horn in a bush. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering on the altar in the place of his son. Abraham named the place “The Lord Will Provide.” This name has now become a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
When God blesses us, his blessings are intended to overflow to others. God is our provider. God will only do things that He can get the glory for in our lives. Our successes and failures are never to be attributed to our work or the work of someone else. God will never allow someone or something to have his glory. If we believe in him, then we must believe he is our way maker! Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and provision.
I continue to strive to focus on the promises of God, not the problems of life or the world. God will always provide a ram in the bush, God will always provide the sacrifice, provision and sacrifice are dependent on each other. God does not ask us to sacrifice what he hasn’t already provided. We have to live into the promises of God daily as difficult as it is; we can not worry about tomorrow because God has tomorrow under control. Have faith in God because God doesn’t operate in fear, we either have to push fear aside or do it afraid. We are accountable for the planning, however because we plan we should not worry. Faith and trust in God in our work, our marriage, our everything gives us the confidence and assurance that we need to live really into his promises. Just as God adds to the church daily, he adds to our lives daily. God is healing the hurts of our hearts and mending the broken places of our lives. It takes crazy faith to move mountains and to manifest the unseen. When we take us out of the equation, that is when God can show up and show out.
Be prepared, prayed up and in place…God wants to use us.