The last couple of days I have been reflecting on a credit card that we have that is used for ministry expenses. It’s pretty full, and I have been sorrowfully speaking to the Lord about it. The reason is because I really feel that, although it’s money spent on behalf of the ministry, it may not ALL have been His idea. It was all well-intentioned, and I do my very best to be a good steward of ministry finances. Every penny went toward some ministry-related purpose, but I didn’t ask Him before I spent every penny of it.
He has assured me, in His quiet way, without telling me HOW, that He would take care of it.
BUT, typically me, once again I was thinking this morning about the debt that has been incurred on behalf of the ministry. The Lord asked me, “What is the one thing ALL of you have in common? What is the ONE THING all of you need, every day? It’s MONEY. You worry about money. Why? You once traded rocks and beans, then animals, and then little pieces of metal that came out of the ground. Money is so trivial, it is INCONSEQUENTIAL. It is the least of your concerns.”
I cried out, FATHER GOD! Forgive me!
He silenced me right away by saying, “It’s alright, Little One. You hear Me. You know from where your Help comes. When I tell you to be still and stop worrying, you do. You know Me. I am using this as an example in your life, to show all My people how truly great IAM.”
So, through a quick series of events this morning that came after He spoke these words to me, I learned that He meant exactly what He said. He sent money – a few hundred dollars — in a couple of different ways this morning, rapid-fire, and it brought tears to my eyes! It’s still not enough to cover the entire amount (yet!) … BUT GOD!
Listen: Money means NOTHING to Him. You can have as much of it as you want! It’s your HEART that He is after. It’s your HEART attitude toward money that matters to Him. Money is just a method of bartering – nothing more. He was really clear about that when he said that we once used rocks and beans. It is only a method of trading.
One of the gals at my conference yesterday, Vanessa Clark, spoke a true word about God’s character. Using the analogy of mothers’ milk, she said that God makes the provision in advance – so that it is available before we ever need it! A mother’s breasts are filled with provision and ready for the baby before it is born! God makes provision for us before we ever need it from the time before we are born. Why would we think that He wouldn’t make provision for us from that time forward?
El Shaddai, also known as “the many breasted one”. Shad in Hebrew literally means breast, and “El Shaddai” means “God (is) my Breast/s”, my All-Sufficient Provider, God of all the universe, Parent to the human race. He is not going to leave us hungry and alone, in fact, he gives us provision in so many different ways that it staggers the imagination. Just the fact that He and Jesus together decided that Jesus would have to die on the cross for us – before ANY of us ever existed – should be enough proof for us.
We need to stop worrying about finances. We need to put our trust in God and KNOW that He will supply our every need. In fact, if you will just STOP and give it all to God, right now, He will gladly take it. He will supply your need, take your stress and worries, and give you the oil of gladness in return!
The things that happened for me and for Kingdom Promoters Ministry today didn’t just suddenly happen TODAY. They came to fruition today in the fullness of time. They actually were put into motion a long time ago. He knew well before I did that I would have a financial need due to furthering His Kingdom! God made provision for the purpose of paying for ministry expenses – long before I ever knew I would need it.
He has been telling us since the beginning of time that He is in control and that we should take no thought for today, o ye of little faith, what we are going to wear or what we are going to eat. Jesus said our Father in heaven knows we need these things. Our Daddy will never let us down. We need to finally GET THIS, really get it in our spirit men.
He is just, and He is faithful. He knows what you will need before you ever know you will need it. Rest in Him. Rest in His Word. Rest in His Truth. You will be just fine!
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