God is a provider. We see it over and over again. From the genesis of creation, God has been the source to His people. He wants to sustain us with our earthly needs, but what He longs for most is our hearts. He wants our worship—our dependency and recognition of the source of our provision.
We have seen Him throughout Scripture provide food from the talons of birds, in the dew of the morning, and through the hands of poverty-stricken widows. We have witnessed Him provide through unexpected raises, promotions and advancements. We have seen Him provide supernatural healings to those in desperate circumstances.
Daily we see Him in the passionate hearts of our church members who, day in and day out, serve him with their entirety. We see Him in the drive of business owners, the intelligence and precision of engineers, the tireless dedication of stay-at-home moms, the endurance of those who show up to the classroom every day. Look around! You will see Him.
The truth is, He is in it all. He is in the supernatural provision, and the ordinary worked-hard-for provision. He is there. The Word tells us all good things come from Him (James 1:17).
This week, let us remember the source of the goodness in our lives. Be careful not to dismiss what you have as something you attained on your own. The Divine Provider is always at work behind the scenes. Be intentional about thanking Him even in times when you feel strapped, or in need. He who promised is certainly faithful. Recognize His fruitful hand, don’t fear praying for supernatural provision, and work at that thing He has placed before you with all your might.
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV).