My Daily Covenant with God Devotional
Devotion Saturday January 7, 2017
Topic: Antidote to Worry (3) – God’s ability to meet our need
Text: Philippians 4:19
Yesterday we discuss the need to understand God and what He can do in order to reap from His blessings and promises. In this antidote we are looking at God’s ability to meet our need. In this epistle of Paul to the Philippians, he was emphatic about the ability of God to meet His needs. He had full of assurance in God’s abilities. There was no doubt in his heart that God can meet him at the point of his needs.
Why was he so confident about God? He had personal encounter that opened his eyes to understand God well. It is very important to know the God you serve. Personal relationship with God is very essential because it opens our eyes to why he called us and what we stand to benefit in our call. With such assurance, Paul was bold to tell the Philippians what God can do.
Again, Paul demonstrated his faith in God’s abilities. Can you imagine the kind of assurance David had to stand against Goliath? He was full of assurance despite intimidations from his brother, King Saul and Goliath. We shouldn’t be discontented and unhappy in any condition of life which can lead to worry or anxiety. By so doing, we endanger our lives and lose faith in the ability or God to provide for our daily needs; rather we should keep on trusting God in all areas of our lives. If He woke us up this morning in good health, we should also have faith that His plans for us would be perfected because He has good thought and intentions for us (Jeremiah 29:11). We can always trust God to meet us at the point of our needs.
There is a difference between our wants and our needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. We may not get all that we want with such mindset. But by trusting in Christ, our attitudes and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting His provision and power to live for Him. Let this be your guide as you live your live today and in the days ahead.
Food for Thought: Trusting Christ helps us to moderate our desires and live within what He provides for us on daily basis.
Memory verse: Philippians 4 verse 19
Prayer: God, help me to trust in your ability to provide for my needs in Jesus name. Amen.