April 4, 2012

Names of God: Jehovah-Jireh

All in all, I’m very blessed.

Roof over my head. More food than I probably should eat. Nice clothes. A loving husband, amazing family, great friends. A job that I enjoy. Time to pursue my dreams.

And yet, I still need more.

I’m not talking more stuff. I’m talking about something that’s deeper. Something felt in my very soul, something that resonates to the core of my being.

Because that job I have? I could be laid off.

That house I have? It could be repossessed.

That food? Those clothes? Those relationships? All of it could be gone, gone, gone in an instant.

Real joy doesn’t come in having the stuff.

Real joy comes from knowing that there’s Someone out there, providing for us.

Someone who knows our needs…and does something to meet them.

Someone who, when all else fails, is there to give us exactly the “right amount.”

Perhaps even Someone who changes our “needs” so we are more content with what we do have.

Who is that Someone?

Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord Who Provides.

Moses thanked the Lord for providing a sacrifice so he didn’t have to give his son Isaac as one.

As Easter approaches, we give thanks for the Ultimate Sacrifice: Jesus died so we don’t have to.

What amazing provision.

What amazing love.

“Amazing love, how can it be, that Thou my God, shouldst die for me?”

Your Turn: How has God shown himself as Jehovah-Jireh in your life?
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13 comments:

  1. The better question for me would be: How hasn't He provided?

    I find I have no answer to that question, which in itself answers yours.

    Thank you.

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    1. Totally agree, TC. He's provided in more ways than I can count!

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  2. So many ways. In one beautiful way with my third child. I've found gratitude is truly one of the best ways to continue in Christ's defeat of the enemy.
    ~ Wendy

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    1. Ah, gratitude. Such a good thing. I'm still learning...wish I'd remember to be more grateful, more positive. But I'm learning.

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  3. God has always met our needs. He has provided more than I could have imagined!

    If He chooses to never provide anything else for me in my lifetime...the gift of salvation will be more than enough.

    He is so great!!

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    1. Love that thought, Ruth! Salvation should be enough...it IS enough.

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  4. LOVE this, Linds! What a great encouragement today. God had provided for me in so many wonderful ways and I'm sure in ways I'll never know this side of Heaven. You know I think it's awesome we can have daily bread and not worry about the carbs! LOL

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    1. Ha! Ain't that the truth. I love bread...even better when it feeds my soul.

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  5. This is so, so good. Especially this:

    Perhaps even Someone who changes our “needs” so we are more content with what we do have.

    One of the ways I see God providing so often is in the form of encouragement right when I need it. He has put such wonderful people in my path...and I'm grateful!

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    1. Yes, I'm totally with you. Just happened to me this week, in fact.

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  6. Woohoo and AMEN. It seems he provides to me in every way. I've always felt very blessed in my life, both with comfort and people, but with the support I've seen for my book...I'm just floored.
    Floored and humble.

    My church used to sing that song alot with Jehovah-Jireh in it.

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    1. Humility is a gift in itself, isn't it?

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