Father as our Provider

Greetings,

How has it gone this past week remembering and thanking Abba that He cares for and is most careful with you?

This week let's look at Father as our Provider. Let's look at Psalm 16: 5-9.

'Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety.'

Often when we think, speak, or pray about Abba providing it is either in the future or past tense. What these verses are reminding us of is that our Father is providing perfectly right now. This Truth is why Jesus would tell us to not worry about tomorrow. He is providing today. What is being said here is that He has given me everything I have. He has determined my 'lot lines',and they look good on me. He knows what is best for me and is providing that today. Everything I have, everything and every one, is a gift from my loving Father. Everything I don't have today is a gift. Father must know in His wisdom those things would not be best for me today.

All too often, my focus goes to what I think I am lacking, what I don't have. At that point it is difficult to be grateful for His provision and that is an unhealthy place to live. I want to encourage us all to thank Him constantly that He is our provider and has provided perfectly today.

Thank you, Abba.

Blessings,
Thomas

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” 

Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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