True Provision

Provision. That word has a special place in my mind and soul. So many times in the past, I feared not having enough. Three job losses. New babies. Always fearing that we would not be provided for.

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Yet God, in His grace, always, always provided. He always met our needs. He always sent others to bless us. We never went without. And even though we knew that we really needed very little material things to truly be provided for, the fear always remained. What if we don’t have enough?

Over the years God taught me about this word, provision, far beyond the material things. Yes, even in the very lean years we were physically provided for. But what I learned most was that His spiritual provision was far beyond compare.

When you hear the word provision do you immediately think of “things?” Me too. Yet, today I encourage you to look beyond the temporal provisions and look to the spiritual. Those are the things that will matter far beyond this world.

Provision is about so much more than God giving us “things.” Often those things are a tool to either strengthen or hinder our walk. Sometimes though, those things get in the way of seeing what we really need.

In my fear of not having enough, God took away much, so I could see Him more. So the truth is, less physical provision brought about more spiritual provision. Does that make sense?

When we have less things, we can clearly see what is most important for this life.

Jesus.

He already has provided all we really need. The work of the Cross.

That is provision.

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Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

So ask yourself today, “Do I feel provided for? Do I truly have enough in Jesus? Do I crave more of this world or more of you?”

“Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.” Psalm 73:25

Father, we pray for provision today. But we pray for provision far beyond what we think we need here on earth, and for our treasure in heaven. Let us purpose to fix our eyes on things above. Help us to grasp the truth of our true provision- the work of the Cross.

Amen.

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Karen DeBeus is an author and homeschooling mom who shares about living simply over at Simply Living for Him. It is her desire to encourage others to get rid of the distractions in this world that hinder them from their true purposes. She has written three best-sellers and continues to speak and write about her journey in homeschool and in life.

She loves sharing with others and is all about keeping it real and authentic! She recently founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat as a way for women to gather and seek Jesus together while eliminating distractions of everyday life.

She is married to the love of her life and together with their four children, they enjoy their little slice of "hobby farm heaven", as a work-at-home family, living simply with their eyes fixed on Jesus.
Posted on: July 12, 2017, by : Karen Debeus

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