That Provision


      The desire of God is to bless us; and He has made provisions for all we need to live a successful life on this earth. For us to be able to access these provisions as at when we need them, we must draw near to Him: “Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it” (Hebrews 4:16, GNB). For us to draw near, we must obey every Word that proceeds from Him. We cannot draw near Him if we are walking in disobedience no matter how much we try to do so, because He is Holy: “But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide His face from you so that He does not listen” (Isaiah 59:2). As children of God, we were chosen purposely to obey Him in all things: “You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made holy people by His Spirit to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by His blood” (1Peter 1:2, GNB). Thus, when we pray, as children of God, from a sincere heart, we must believe that He has heard and He will give us that which we have asked of Him according to His will! 
      By Grace, God has already made the provisions you asked for, but you need to obey Him in order to access them. Please do understand that our obedience do not trigger the provision, but the provision had already being provided for. For instance, there was famine in the land of Israel and God gave Elijah an instruction: “Then the Lord said to Elijah, ‘Leave this place and go east and hide yourself near the brook of Cherith, east of the Jordan. The brook will supply you with water to drink, and I have commanded ravens to bring you food there” (1Kings 17:2). The provision had already being made, but for Elijah to access it, he must leave his present location to the place he was sent. God did not send the provision to his present location. Later when the Brook dried up, it would have cost God nothing to cause water to fill it again. But to teach us a lesson in obedience, God instructed Elijah again: “Then the word of the Lord came to him: ‘Get up, go to Zarepath that belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Look, I have commanded a woman who is a widow to provide for you there’” (1Kings 17:8-9). 
      Severally, the Lord has provided for us, but we need Him to tell us where to go so as to access the provision. The fact that you have someone or something that can help you at that moment of your need does not mean you should not pray to seek God’s face on what to do. So many have been disappointed when the person they thought would help did not. The help of man always fails, but God’s help is SURE. When we seek His face, He commands the man to respond, and such must: “It shall come to pass in that day that I will answer, says the Lord; I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth. The earth shall answer with grain, with new wine and with oil; they shall answer Jezreel” (Hosea 2:21-22). Beloved, same happened to Adam. When he was created and placed in the Garden, an instruction was given to him to tend, keep and guard the Garden. As he obeyed, the land yielded its strength to him. But when he disobeyed God, things that were accessible to him became inaccessible. Beloved, God sends your supply to where you are supposed to be. Therefore, if you are seeking God’s face for a need, listen to the instructions and carry them out faithfully because the provision has already being made, you only need to know where and how to access them. God bless you!

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