• Cheri Beavers

WE ARE STARVING


“Where God guides, God provides.” Wait, what if God calls you to do without? Some people follow Jesus and starve to death in the process. Is death provision? What if His call is for you to do without? What if that IS provision?

If we look at the apostle Paul, we see this in real life… He was hungry. Was Paul not in God’s will?

Phil. 4, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

God can call you to serve Him day to day with NO GUARANTEES. Will you still follow?

Church, there is an epidemic of loss and need within your own body!

Embarrassing

Humiliating

Scary

Hopeless...

The things we feel when the bills come and there is not enough to pay them. You are working hard long hours, and still fall short. Medical bills, groceries, housing, shoes for the kids, heating, gas, insurance for this and that, tires for the car, and coats for winter…

All the financial classes are about one fixing oneself… well, that’s a start but what does Jesus say?

Acts 4:32, “The multitude of believers was one in heart and soul. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they owned.”

I look at this verse, “they shared everything they owned” and “they were one in heart and soul.” This is the opposite of the American dream. This is the opposite of how the majority of the modern American church lives.

Oh church! How do we get here? How do we stop worrying about “keeping up with the Jones” and start embracing the truth? The weight of financial stress is crushing, lonely, and debilitating.

We aren’t to,“store up treasures for ourselves on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.” We are to, “store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven where moth and rust do NOT destroy, and thieves do NOT break in and steal.”

Remember that every day is a day to reflect Jesus. When your cupboards are bare, and your son keeps growing out of his shoes, and you have gone 1000 miles over on that oil change… Remember this, Jesus stands right next to you looking at the mess… listening to your racing thoughts and your pounding heart. He says, “I am with you to the ends of the Earth…”

“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” We are responsible for one another.

Obey the Lord at all costs, because He is your provider. He is your Savior. He will turn around the body of Christ and help us love one another (not just our own households) as He designed. Amen!


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