19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
This scripture is so amazing to me because God owns all of the glory, so our supply never runs out! When we believe and trust God as our provider, He is sure to supply our needs.
When I first got saved, I was in a house that was in foreclosure that my soon to be ex-husband had in someone else’s name. I had just started working after we separated (making very little money with no help from the ex), had no rights to the house, and everything was falling apart. The enemy was after my faith, but I knew that God was with me. I definitely had to make a move, but until a had direction I needed God to work some miracles. It was below freezing and my furnace and dryer went out at the same time. I was washing clothes and hanging them, but they would freeze from the cold air. I had a small space heater that I would run in my bedroom and my two daughters and I would come home after I got off work and go to my room. I had a fireplace in the family room that I would light to try to dry the clothes. I was too ashamed to tell anybody what was going on. For several weeks I would put my girls with the space heater in my room, and I would go down to the furnace room, lay prostrate, cry out to God and pray. I would get up. Lay hands on the furnace and command it to work in Jesus”’ name. I would walk through the entire house and speak to every vent and tell it to blow hot air in the name of Jesus! They listened. I guess God thought if I had the faith to believe, then He would let me see His power. The heat would last through the night and stop working during the day. I would come home and do the same thing until one day it didn’t work. God showed me His power, but I didn’t belong there anymore and had to make a move. So I prayed. I asked God for a solution. I was okay with moving (even though I didn’t have a clue how I was going to be able to do it), but I needed my children to be warm until we were able. I had to tell someone. I came into church and the elder that was assigned to me asked me how I was doing. I completely broke down into a ball of tears….
We also must be humble. God often uses people to bless us and be the answer to our prayers. Pride is the enemy of receiving those type of blessings. By receiving a blessing from others we also open a door for God to bless them. In Genesis12:3 it says that God will bless those that bless you. We can’t let the devil shame and condemn us in our adversity. Our hope is in the Lord and He wants to deliver us. We have to be transparent with Him, ourselves, and those He places around us to help.
She let the church know what was going on and through their benevolence they paid someone to come fix my furnace. He was there all night and everything was going wrong. He would fix one thing and an unrelated thing would stop working. This happened three times. He said with his own words that I was under an attack and he committed himself to finish the job beyond what he was asked to do. Thank God for Believers in the workplace!
There is so much that I can add to this testimony, but I do not want to go too long. I just want to be an encouragement today to keep believing God. If you give it to Him than He will work it all out. We can’t put Him in a religious box, and we can’t let our pride get in the way of receiving our blessing. Faith and humility activates miracles. God wants to supply all of your needs!
Father, we thank You for being our provider. Forgive us for acting in pride and doubt. We trust You and give You all of our cares. We know that You supply our needs and we will have no lack. We bind up the enemy that would try to cause shame and condemnation to hinder us from receiving provision. We loose freedom, humility, and faith over us to put us in position to receive from You. We pray for divine connections and covenant relationships with Your people. Help us to also be a solution to someone else’s problem for Your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!