God is speaking to me, in His strength and in my weakness, of His provision for my life.
The word provision derives its meaning from the Latin word for “foresight” or “seeing ahead.” How amazing our God always has His best interests in mind when He sees ahead and provides exactly what we need, when we need it.
Merriam Webster’s Dictionary states a few different definitions for provision. It can be the act or process of providing, the state of being prepared beforehand, or a measure taken beforehand to deal with a need or contingency. Provision can also mean a stock of needed materials or supplies. As a verb, provision can mean to supply a need, as God supplies all our needs.
Taking a look one of my favorites, Eugene Peterson’s THE MESSAGE, Matthew 6 reads:
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
I love that! To steep our lives in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions! He is the almighty Provider as we lean on Him.
In Paul’s letter to the Roman’s, he speaks of God’s abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness in chapter 5. How blessed we are to live by His grace!
As I seek His will, may He continue to bless and provide! I am thankful for His provision.