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TODAY'S WORD FOR Friday, September 20, 2019:

NEEDS

DefinitionDEFINITION:

Requirements, especially for physical survival; a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary; urgent want; a condition marked by the lack of something.

 

 

ScriptureSCRIPTURE:

Then the Lord said to Moses, behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
Exodus 16:4.

And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCEKNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

From cover to cover, the Bible is full of God’s promises to provide for our needs. Our heavenly Father always gives, always loves, always remains generous to His children.

Look at what the Bible says: In the first few chapters of Genesis we read that God gave Adam and Eve a perfect home. In Revelation we read about our ultimate home -- the perfect and eternal home He is creating for us. In all the books in between, we read about how God delights in blessing His children. And in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, books of the New Testament we read about God’s ultimate gift for us -- sending His one and only Son to this earth to provide what we need most of all: forgiveness of sin and restored fellowship with Him.

When you limit yourself to your own abilities and resources, you will soon run out of both and your needs will be overwhelming. But when you focus your faith on what God can do, you will discover an infinite supply that cannot be measured or depleted and your needs will always be covered. God’s resources are 100% inflation-proof and recession-proof.

The very nature of God gives you assurance of His abundant provision. God is OMNISCIENT, OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNI-BENEVOLENT.

Not only do you have the character of God as your assurance that He is going to provide for you, but you also have the testimony of God’s past performance in providing for His people. The scripture reminds us repeatedly that God is the faithful source of all life and goodness.

We must recognize that there is a difference between our wants and our needs. God does not always give us what we want but He is faithful to keep His promise to supply all our needs.

 

LEARNINGLEARNING:

Our memory verse for this week is found in Philippians 1:29.

For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also suffer for His sake.

 

PRAYERPRAYER:

Thank You for the assurance we have in Your Word that, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Help me to put my total reliance on You for every situation I face today. May my life also shine brightly for you to those I walk and talk with.

Family Devotionals

These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International, and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family. Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily devotionals and is now available for only $10.

Ken & Dottie Phillips
kenanddottie@thehungersolution.org

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