Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Favorite Scriptures

Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. "

Phil. 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. "

These two scriptures, I find, will hold you up in any trial that you go thru and this is why I know.

"I CAN do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me"

That means that NO matter what I am going thru I CAN get thru it. I CAN walk one more day in the Lord. I CAN stand the trial one more day. I CAN smile one more smile. I CAN help one more person. I CAN laugh one more time. I CAN forgive one more assault. I CAN do all of this and much more because Jesus is with me to help me do this. He helps me walk each day with him no matter what I am going thru or how I feel. I can get up each morning and thank God I have this one more day to be a blessing to someone else. I can forgive even when I don't feel like forgiving or when the pain hurts to bad. I can give it all to the Lord and let him deal with it and just go on.

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Well, now this is a different story. We all go thru things in this life that are not easy by any means. We all have things that affect our lives, good and bad. We all have bills to pay, groceries to buy, homes to pay for, clothes to buy, dr's to visit, medicines to buy, kids to take care of, jobs to go to and colleges to pay for. How in the world are we ever gonna meet all of these needs? Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we have bills piling up and no money to take care of it. Where do we go? Straight to the Lord. He promises that he will take care of us no matter what. Psa. 23:1 says that " The Lord is my shepherd, I shall NOT want." Well, now that sounds like a promise to me, just like " He shall supply ALL your needs". There is another promise. We live in the flesh and not always do we have the patience to "Wait upon the Lord."

Isa 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. "

We are a people who want it "right now", not wanting to wait but the Lord is always faithful and he WILL do what he has promisd. "He shall supply ALL our needs".

Here is a perfect example of what I mean.

When I was a young mother with a baby, I was going thru a divorce and was living with my mom. We were having a revival and I wanted to go, but not having any panty hose, I wasn't sure I would go. So I started praying for a pair so I could go to the revival. Well, I was walking around in the yard that day and low and behold, I looked down and there layed some money. Wow, there was my panty hose, so my mom, daughter and I took off to town to buy a pair of panty hose. LOL Laugh at me if you want, it is kind of funny, but let me tell ya, even tho panty hose may not be that important to some people, it was to me. God does take care of the little things, such as panty hose.

One time we were running low on food in the house. In the Bible there is a story about a woman with a child and only just a little flour to make a cake with. She was goning to make a cake for her and her son and then they were gonna die. Along came a man of God and said to her to make him a cake. She explained her situation to him and again he told her to make him a cake. Being obedient to the man of God, she did as instructed. Well guess what? Her flour barrel didn't run out. That is what happens when you are obedient to the Lord. We were running out of groceries and needed some and with a baby in the house, we were getting worried. Well, mom and I prayed over our flour barrel and guess what? It didn't go dry. God provided. Don't ask me where it came from or anything else cause I don't know except that God provided. When I say the "flour barrel" I literally mean the "flour barrel". We made our own bread and such and we have a can that we put flour in and I watched it every day, fixing our bread, at the such and it never went down. Praise the Lord.

God WILL take care of you no matter what. My husband and I have been facing a lot of things lately but we are believing that God is seeing us thru. We have had health issues, my husband being told he had a tumor in his pituitary gland. God saw to it that it was not cancerous, NO pain, NO swelling, NO brusing, NO pain medication at all. The hospital and dr's just couldn't believe all of that was happening. Well you know what? When you serve a Mighty God and you BELIEVE in him and trust him, this is what you get.



Pastor David J. Dunn said...

I want to just say "AMEN" to this post. I have just been Forced to resign as Pastor of a church in Alabama, and I can testify and give a witness that God Really Does Supply for Every Need!
This was an encouraging read for my heart, mind and soul. Thank you for following the Lord in writing this particular piece.
What a Blessing.

Thank you,

David J. Dunn

Cherokeldy said...

I really love this!!
Romans 8:28....