THE GREAT PROVIDER BY PASTOR MENSA OTABIL
THE GREAT PROVIDER
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians 9:10
one thing we must all learn is to see God as our source. You must decide you will look to GOD ONLY as your source of supply. You need to tell God that you’re going to look to Him alone to provide for your needs and that you won’t look anywhere else.
We get ourselves in trouble when we confuse the channel with the source. God may use your salary from work as the channel to supply your needs, but your employer is just the channel for God’s provision – and he can shift to another channel anytime he wants. When you start to look to something or someone else to meet your needs, when you begin to confuse the channel with the source, then you start getting into trouble. You start worrying.
We allow worry and fear into our heart when we start looking to our job as the source, rather than a channel of our supply. You start thinking, “What if I lose my job?” You know what – the channel may close, but the source of your every need is still active and abundant. When God turns off one channel, He can turn on another one.
You need to give God the right to choose whatever channel He chooses to fulfil the need. It may be a channel different from that which you are used to or expect. In fact, God may deliberately choose a different channel in order to teach you to keep looking to him for all your needs.
It’s exciting to just let God be God. It’s exciting to watch God meet a need in a way that you never thought possible or could have never thought up on your own.
Prayer: Lord, you are my source; my great provider.
Scriptural Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15