Greetings, in the name of our precious Lord Jesus Christ, who is ever present with us, in every situation and circumstance.
This afternoon the scripture comes to mind
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;” 2 Corinthians 3:5.
I thank God that I do not have depend upon my own sufficiency in this life, for I am ever, all too aware, of my own insufficiency. But how much more beautiful is that place in my heart made to receive the all-sufficient spirit of grace. How wonderful to depend on a God who knows no limits, has no boundaries, and owns the cattle on a thousand hills.
Christ taught us, if a man would ask his father for a morsel of bread, would he give him a stone? Or if he asked for some fish, would he rather give him a serpent? Of course not! And so he bids us,
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
And so, as a dear child to God, when I lack, I go to him, trusting that he is a caring and concerned Father; that will hear the cry of the poor and needy and will satisfy their hunger and thirst.
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Which of us do not foresee the needs of our children and labor to supply them. Does a Mother wait until a child cries for bread to feed him? Does a Father only buy them clothing when they beg for it? Would our great and perfect heavenly father, who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, be any less attentive to his dear children that he has purchased with his own blood?
Stay encouraged dear saints! Whatever your need may be, whether temporal, spiritual, emotional or physical, our father in able to do “far and above all that we ask or think.”