Your Provider….is Your Provision

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you…. (Matt 7:7).

Dear friend, God is your provider, but He’s also your provision. He’s EVERYTHING you need at the dawn of each new day.
 
Keep knocking each morning, God stands behind the door, waiting to bless you with more of Himself. Sometimes I forget that its God that I’m seeking. Not the job promotion, health, financial provision, or whatever else it is that I might need at that moment.
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Maybe, to me, God sometimes seems a bit insufficient because He’s not answering my prayers and giving me the things I’ve asked Him for in the timing I’d like. I can very easily become impatient with God and skip out on seeking Him because, at least for that day, His presence to me just isn’t enough.
 
Ouch, that’s hard to admit, but I’ve been there so many times, wanting something from God instead of just simply wanting more of God.
 
I keep thinking about how when I became a parent I started to lean into my motherly instincts. You see, as I’ve gotten to know my daughter, I can pick up on little things that tell me what she needs or if something seems off I lean into those instincts as I seek the Lord to better help care for, love, and protect her.
 
So, if I’m asking my daughter to trust in my motherly instincts, knowing what’s best for her, why don’t I trust my Heavenly Father’s instincts for me? Why don’t I easily trust that He knows what He’s doing or that He knows my needs before I ask them? I think it’s because I’ve allowed fear, time, and time again to tell me a story about God that just isn’t true.
 
So, dear friend, keep knocking each day. God longs to welcome you into His arms of love and it’s there in His arms that we find the provision that we need for that day as we are simply held by Him.
 
Father, I do want more of you. I know I have things that I need, but you already know that. I want to trust in your instincts for me. I want to believe with all of me that you know what you’re doing. Truly, you are a good and gracious God who works all things together for our good, in Jesus name, Amen.

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