But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
Jesus said unto him…all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23).
After spending some time in thought and in conversation with Jesus, the word I chose to stand on in this new year of 2019 (and every year thereafter) is believe.
Princess, we usually make the Bible much more complicated than it actually is and was ever intended to be. The Word of God is meant to be believed, not debated, and that’s where we fail. Additionally, we need to stop over thinking, doubting, second guessing, and complicating the truth God has plainly written for us to simply believe.
As I was driving my car a few days ago, I began hearing a grinding noise whenever I hit the brake pedal. Logically, we took the car into the shop and waited for the diagnosis. It was soon confirmed that both brake pads and rotors needed replaced in the front end; essentially extra money I didn’t currently have. But I knew my God did, for He’s El Shaddai and Jehovah-Jireh! God is not a broke God…
Philippians 4:19 promises that God will supply all of our needs… ALL, Princess. Not some. Not our most important needs. Not our least expensive needs. Not our needs that are most easily believed for. ALL of our needs. I know sometimes it is easy to think, Okay I know this, BUT… Princess, you have to get that but out of the way! Just believe…
Following the report, I prayed, stood on the infallible Word of God, declared the promises of the Lord, chose to BELIEVE what is written, and I thanked God for it. I prayerfully gathered a seed, mixed it with faith, and planned to place it into the offering bucket at church, believing that God would multiply it 100 fold; thus providing a harvest of the need He already promises to take care of.
Believing God, we told the mechanic not to worry about fixing the car right now. Instead we decided to park it in the garage until the harvest reached fruition!
We arrived at the mechanic, walked in to pick up my car keys, and miraculously the car was already fixed! The lady behind the counter apologized, “I am so sorry. I don’t know how this happened. We know you didn’t give us the approval to fix your car. There must have been a mistake after the guy who originally talked with you left for lunch.”
No, no sweetheart, that was God.
Now, Princess, go to your book shelf, dust off that Bible, and just believe what is written inside. Whatever you are going through, find Scripture that coincides, and BELIEVE it. Stand firm and don’t waver. Watch what God will do.