The Lord Provides
I told you back to basics last time. I still read my Bible, articles, books of course but my basics go back to prayer. A simple prayer at that – the Lord’s prayer.
I pray for His glory for as long as I can. Then I pray for my daily bread and His glory for as long as I can. Then I pray for forgiveness and thank Him for His grace (which is really the same thing) and for His glory for as long as I can. Finally I pray for people and, you guessed it, His glory for as long as I can.
I, of course, use the phrase “as long as I can” not in a completely literal sense.
The change was fast in my life. I found it amusing because I started this prayer Monday night and then again Tuesday morning. Before lunch time on Tuesday, Ericka (my office manager) said I must have been praying for work. I told her that was not exactly what I prayed for. I prayed only for the things mentioned above – His glory, daily bread, grace (forgiveness), and people.
He is Jehovah-Jireh. The Lord Provides. And He provides all all my needs because He is all I really need. This morning I was in Deuteronomy 8 – “mankind cannot live by bread alone” – which I also found amusing. The Word is my life. I do try not to be disjointed but it is my mind generally. You are lucky I rearranged the paragraphs or it would have been much more difficult to follow.
It is my year of prayer. I think I have grown quite a bit. And I know I have a long ways to go. Never satisfied. Always pushing forward. Strive towards the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
There is plenty about prayer to learn. Plenty about reliance on God – reliance on His providence. Trust in His sovereignty. It has been a good few days. We never know how long it will last though. And it does not matter because I have Him, all that I need.