Miracles of Provision
But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” … and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies…
– Genesis 22:11-17 (paraphrased)
In Bible days miracles were a daily regular occurrence. Every turn that God’s people made, He was there demonstrating His Power and might. God wants us to have similar experiences like of old, especially in this time of crisis and famine.
We have since looked into a number of attitudes and actions that create the right atmosphere for miracles. Today, we turn our focus at sacrificial giving.
In the scripture reading above, two miracles of provision took place. First God provided an immediate solution to a pressing and immediate need and secondly God made a future, prophetic and permanent solution to the promise He had made to Abraham. All due to the willingness to yield a precious thing to God.
What is the lesson here? Knowing fully well that all good gifts come from God (according to James 1:17 every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…), everything we have comes from Him and therefore originally He owns it all.
You need to understand this and remain willing to give as much of your precious resources as He demands thereby stirring up the covenant of provision and walking under a cloud of grace to get your needs met. This is vital to all who want to experience constant miracles of provision.
Take time to read this passage over and over. Develop a largeness of heart that will guarantee you a life of open heavens.
In Jesus Name I declare I am willing and obedient to the call of God always. My opinion is secondary to that of God. May my life be filled with the knowledge of the will of God that i may live a life that is worthy and fully pleasing in every way possible. Amen.