In a crisis, priorities quickly change, and what seemed so important in life only a few months ago are no longer necessary.
God views what we need differently from the way we do. God sees us as his children whose full potential needs to be realized so that we can be fully mature co-heirs with Christ. He sees our needs to be what is required to accomplish his plan and fulfill his purpose. His provision is abundant and more than sufficient.
Asking God for your provision, you can begin with your minimal requirement (your immediate needs) for life. But God will always push you to go much further. His objective is to help you mature in faith so that you develop a habit of living the daily life of faith.
Heavenly Father, You are the Faithful Sustainer of Creation.
“The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
“Everything looks to you in anticipation, and you provide them with food on a regular basis. You open your hand, and fill every living thing with the food they desire.”
“And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. ” —Philippians 4:19
“ Fear the Lord, you chosen people of his, for those who fear him lack nothing! Even young lions sometimes lack food and are hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” —Psalms 34:9-10
Help me with my needs, Lord
“Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.” —Philippians 4:6
God, I am depending on You to provide for the following needs so I can take the next step as You have directed me.
- Ask according to God’s will.
- Ask believing you will receive.
- Ask with the right motives.
- Ask confidently with a clear conscience.
- Ask as you abide in Christ.
- Ask with a desire for fruitfulness.
- Ask with respectful persistence.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. ” —Matthew 7:7-8
Step 1: Ask God.
Step 2: Seek the doorway for God’s answer.
Step 3: Knock on the possible doors.