What a wonderful promise it is that my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
God will provide our needs…all of them! Every one! I know that in lean times, I've pondered the difference between needs and desires. So blessed to be born in America where our poorest would be considered rich by the majority in other countries. Our country of birth is a great advantage Our Father bestowed on us!
Here, we tend to think many blessings such as running water and lights at the flip of a switch are needs...and to us—the way we've become accustomed to living—they are. But to many villagers of India or even Mexico, these would be unfathomable luxuries.
I have so many testimonies I could give about God’s faithfulness in my life to meet needs.
We ate oatmeal once for three days. Have my utilities been cut off? Yes, more than once. Have cars been repossessed? Indeed. We even lost a house, actually two. Do those sound like testimonials? I’m guess they’re probably not what you were expecting, but I want to make a point.
And His grace, His amazing grace got us through every one of those experiences. He used each and every time for our good, too. As lessons, to show us when He supernaturally provided an exact amount we needed—to the penny—or to guide us onto a different path than we’d planned.
When Ron’s dad went to live in Heaven, he left a small Quarter horse herd. My brother-in-love wanted nothing to do with them. We bought his half and became the owners of a dozen horses in Oklahoma. No horse trailer, living in Irving between Dallas and Ft. Worth with nowhere to keep them.
A few months later, we leased one hundred thirteen acres of river bottom land TWO MILES from our front door! What did we pay? One Hundred dollars a YEAR! Yes, annually! (30 acres across the road went for $800 a MONTH) That’s just one example of God’s provision.
As Paul said, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:11-13
I could write on for hours. In 2012, we started building The Peaceable, our brand new house on 34 acres. God provided the land and the building without debt. In 2013, we moved in. In 2014, right before the release of VOW UNBROKEN, my first book in the Texas Romances published by Simon and Schuster, my car died. I had 26 in-person events planned—booksignings, launch parties, and speaking engagements—in twenty-one North Texas cities and no way to go. God gave me a brand new Toyota with 5 miles on it! In my favorite color, green. Free and clear, tax, title, and license!
Has God supernaturally provided a need in your life? Please share with us and give Him glory!
Texas Romance Book 6
Charley is off to the Civil War!