One of my daughters mentions that God is a wonderful provider almost once a week. Her husband started a business so their income depends on other people buying his services. He works hard and does a good job, so that helps his business.
This week a friend hired her to watch her children for three days while her regular babysitter takes a break. Last week my husband offered her a lawnmower that belonged to his dad, who passed away over five years ago. The mower has hardly been used and he usually bought good quality items, so she said, “Yes.”
Her husband told her later when they spoke that they didn’t really need it; they have one. She didn’t tell her dad never mind. When their lawnmower died this week, she called to brag on God, again.
I see Him providing for so many people that seem financially stuck that it’s not hard for me to ask God to move on their behalf. When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, He started out, “Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name….”
Our Father – I’ve heard some say with reverence – “He’s my heavenly Daddy.
I get why He blesses her. As a human mom, it delights me to give my kids and grandchildren necessities and sometimes I even spoil them. So since God is our heavenly Father, He likes to shower us with blessings and He makes things out of things we can’t even see as it says in Romans:
Rom 1:20, (KJV): For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse…:
And again in Colossians it mentions that God created all things:
Col 1:16, (KJV) For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
It’s speaking here of Jesus. Praise God.
Anyway, the thing about God’s spiritual laws is that they work for believers and non-believers. In the book of Malachi, the Jews were reminded to tithe and not rob God. He also tells them that if they give, God will open the windows of heaven and have man pour into their lap:
Mal 3:8, (KJV) Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Mal 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
My children have never been hungry because they are all givers. They may not all attend church regularly or even tithe, but they have a heart to help when they see people in need. My daughter gave away a kitchen set because her pastor didn’t have some furniture when they first moved here. She gave it away knowing she would need something herself before long and her husband agreed to it. As soon as her former boss heard she gave the set away she said, “I have a set from an estate from my parents tucked away. You can have that one when you’re ready.”
She hadn’t even moved out of her tiny apartment yet.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, (KJV): “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
He had been admonishing the Jewish people not to worry about clothing and food. He told them God would provide if they would seek Him first.
Many people that don’t seek God work hard and earn good money and they see their neighbor in need and buy them groceries or see starving children in Africa on the television and send money to organizations to feed the children. God pours out His blessings when those with resources give to the poor and to the widow.
My husband also reminded me that the Word of God says He gives to the just and the unjust. Why bless thieves? Maybe He likes to give out of a loving heart. Maybe He knows eternity is going to be awful for them so He wants them to enjoy a tiny particle of time here on earth. I don’t know. He knows everything.
Well, I’ve typed beyond midnight again. I get thinking of so many aspects of God’s character, I write more than I anticipate.
May God bless you. Sorry it’s so long if you stuck with it.