Thursday, April 15, 2010

Little Is Much When God Is In It

"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever." Philippians 4:19-20
I am thankful for God’s Provision. I cannot tell you how many times God has provided a need in a miraculous way. At the same time every day is a miracle! Every day God provides exactly what we need. Notice in the verse above it says according to HIS riches in glory by Christ Jesus. It does not say He provides our needs according to us. This is where sometimes we get a little confused in whether or not God really provided for us. We think we need something right now and wonder why God does not provide. God knows exactly what we need and when we need it… no more and no less.

The past few years God has been teaching my family that we can survive on much less. Sometimes we wonder why He does not “bless us” like other Christians who have so much in the worldly sense of the word. The Lord has shown us that we don’t need the big house and all the beautiful furnishings that go along with it. Nothing is wrong if you have that… we had a comfortable home with all that we desired at one time. But for some reason God wants us to learn how to live on “little”. He wants us to return to our beginning days of our ministry and marriage when we lived day to day by total faith that He will provide our most basic of needs. Maybe He has to bring us back to the beginning to remind us of what we had and who exactly provided those needs.
My hubby and I live in a 35 ft. RV trailer in a campground in the middle of the countryside of Pennsylvania. God has been showing us the “other side” of life. There are others living in the campground full time. Families with small children, teenagers, single parents with children too. These are working class adults who for some reason or another have lost everything at one time due to loss of a job, their home, whatever it may be. They are doing everything they can think of to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. Has God not supplied for each of us living in the campground? Yes He has! We may not have much, but we all have what we need. When someone has a need, we all do what we can to pitch in and help.
God continues to amaze me in just how much He loves me and provides for me. He knows that physically I cannot clean and care for anything much larger than we have due to my chronic illnesses. I have a living room area, table to eat on and to write on, a little kitchen, bathroom with a nice shower, and a bedroom with a bed and a closet. We have running water, electric, and propane for fuel. Each month our bills are paid and food on the table. There may not be anything left for savings or retirement right now, but I know one thing for sure…God will continue to supply all our needs! For me, He has supplied my needs for 52 years. He is not going to stop now.
There is a precious song we used to sing years ago, “Little Is Much When God Is In It”. God brought it to my mind while writing this devotion. I pray it will bless your heart as it has blessed me again today.


luvmy4sons said...

AMEN! And again I say AMEN! Blessings!

Denise said...

Amen my precious sis, love you.

Karen said...

Loved this devotion, Michele...

ozjane said...

That song is precious and blessed me tonight.
I have come home from a party and am content although about 5 hrs ago I had the thought pass through my head...oh not another entrance on my own. But going in obedience because people would be hurt had I refused...He had someone waiting for me to walk in with them and when I was almost too tired to stay longer there was a couple who left and I could walk out with despite being a one, amongst many couples...He kept me from the pain of it Yes it was a little thing to go....but He was in it and He worked it for His good.
May the blessings begin to flow as freely as you need them until there come to be those times of abundance again.....Hugs in Him

bp said...

Praise the Lord for His provision. Thanks for sharing this praise.