I was so excited to be invited to be a guest blogger on this website from time to time. Nothing in the world gives me more pleasure than sharing with others how God provides in my life (not even chocolate – and that’s saying something!)
Okay wait, let me backÂ up just a few sentences because I need to get an honest start with you. Good relationships never start in a dishonest fashion. Soooo here goes, CONFESSION TIME: When I was first invited to blog for this website, I LOOOOOVED the concept (and secretly wished I had thought of it myself) and then I wasn’t sure I wanted to share the amazing ways God has provided for me for a concept that wasn’t my own! I was facing a male monster, who is green, always waiting to slip me up. His name is Jealousy! (Thank God He’s not finished with me yet!)
Now that we got that out of the way (and providing “How God Provides” still is giving me the invite to partner with them after my confession) I will keep going.
I really do get overly excited to share my story with people. Okay, so I do like to talk…a lot….but that’s not why I get excited. Telling people about the amazing ways God has provided for me may be the only time in my life that I actually get excited to give credit to someone else. Because let’s face it – I am the baby of three kids, the only girl and I know EVERYTHING. So giving credit where credit is due has never been a problem for me 🙂
But we’re not talking about me…How God Provides…
It may be easier answering how God doesn’t provide.
Or can we really answer that?
If we are believers in God and we follow Him, then can we ever really say God doesn’t provide? Think about that. I mean, we may think He doesn’t provide when He doesn’t answer our prayers, but does that mean He truly isn’t providing?
I remember when I was a little girl. If you asked me at the time who I was going to marry, I would have told you Andre Agassi. If I knew God then, I am certain I would have prayed for this to happen, in my teenage immaturity. And I’m pretty sure that my prayer wouldn’t have been answered. See I didn’t want to marry Andre for anything other than his good looks and his amazing tennis skills. But that’s not stuff that builds a good marriage. And God would not have answered that prayer in the way I would have hoped. But does that mean He doesn’t provide?
God provides. He provides abundantly. In fact, Ephesians 3:20 reminds us “Â Now to him (God) who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”
If we walk in obedience with God, we are provided for and in abundance. My life is proof of that.
This website has amazing potential behind it, but it will require you – followers of God – to look at your life. Identify how God is providing in your life and share it. We aren’t designed to keep it to ourselves. He wants you to share with others. It gives people hope.