Sunday, October 12, 2008

Providing For My Needs

My God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory.
Philippians 4:19
How thankful I am, Lord, that I don't have to depend only on my own resources to provide for my needs. My happiness isn't dependent on earthly treasures. Instead, You know very well what I need.

When I do the best I can to make ends meet, I remember I belong to You and You will help me. As I trust in You and share my tithes with You, I will not lack in what You know I need. Thank You for not withholding the good things from me as I follow along Your paths of righteousness. I trust in You.

When I'm tempted to toss and turn because of financial worries, I can cast my cares on You and thank You already for the answers to come. Then as I trust in You, I have a peace greater than anyone can comprehend.

Have You counted the hairs on my head? (I must keep You busy when I tear my hair out from worry. Forgive my distrust, Lord.) Do You really know each time a sparrow falls? How valued am I? Certainly more than a bird, yet they are important, too.

Each time I work to make the money stretch, remind me, Lord, to come to You with even the small needs. I know You care about those, too. I praise You for each blessing and miracle You give.

from 'When I'm Praising God'
by Anita Corrine Donihue
photo: art.com

15 comments:

  1. I love the picture of the little bird!

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  2. A perfect prayer for these current days Adrienne. Thank you. blessings, marlene

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  3. Hi! Followed you from Manuela's. Love your post and blog! In our current economic crisis it is important to thank God for taking care of our needs.

    Enjoy your week!

    Adriann

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  4. It always surprises me when I see how early you look at my blog.lol. My hubby is drooling over the deer your son got. where did they go? did they leave any?? We are still looking. Laurie

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  5. That's a very important message and one I need to keep in my heart!

    Manuela

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  6. Adrienne, I so benefited from this. I am so glad you shared. I imagine that a lot of us are fretful these days. If we can only remember that we are safe in God.

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  7. A beautiful, encouraging post, Adrienne, thanks ~

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  8. I can testify that this is true. God has met our needs in many, many ways. Sometimes before we even know we have them!

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  9. Hi Adreinne! What a truly beautiful post and it is so true - our mighty God really does want to take care of us!! The little birdie is darling.
    I would have loved to hear your little trio. I sang in a trio in my church when in high school. We thought we were pretty good!! lol
    Hope you've had a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Hi Adrienne
    Those are such good words in times like these. Our Heavenly Father is more than able to provide.
    I've got the kettle on for that cup of tea!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  11. Thank you for the reminder of how God cares for us and meets our needs. And thank you for your recent prayers. They mean so much and God is always listening. I enjoyed catching up on all the posts I have missed recently-football, hunting, beautiful hymns, and a lovely walk home. Delightful all.

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  12. "And all God's people said: Amen!"
    Thank you, Adrienne.
    Blessings to You!
    Claudia O.

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  13. What a blessing to read your post, Adrienne!
    ~Kelli

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  14. A beautiful picture...beautiful prayer...beautiful post..inspirations and blessings.
    Hope your day has been a happy one.
    Judi

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  15. Wonderful post and like yur Autumn flavours too.

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