But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
When we read this verse, very often our thoughts go to material things - money, food, a home to live in etc. And down through the centuries God has Indeed supplied these things again and again for his people - from the feeding of the 5,000 in Bible times to the provision of food and accommodation at crisis times in places like Christian orphanages, Teen Challenge Centres and many other Christian works.
But there are other needs - the needs of the soul - and God also meets these needs. Think of the fruits of the Spirit that we are encouraged to look for in our lives.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. (Galatians 5:22, 23)
The growth of these qualities in our lives comes from him. Are you looking for that growth? We need these virtues in our lives if we are to show forth Christ and if we are to grow spiritually. And we are told, not only that He will meet our need, but also that He will meet it ‘according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus’. What an abundant supply! And how little we draw from that supply!
Think of it like a bank account - there are plenty of funds there, but we draw a meagre amount and try to meet the demands of life using only that pittance! We should look at our needs and then draw from that abundance. What are you short of today - joy..... patience...... gentleness? There is a supply in Christ Jesus. Let’s ask God to help us draw from His supply - remember, very often ‘we have not, because we ask not’.
Try asking, today.
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