Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jehovah-Jireh - TSMSS

Genesis 22:13 & 14
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."
Jehovah will provide! How comforting is that to you today? To me it brings so much comfort! I was reading in the devotions from "Spiritual Secrets to Weight Loss" this morning and the title of the devotion was Jehovah Jireh. Now I have known this name for a long time, but it just this morning rang so new to me! (Have you EVER had that happen? I'm sure you have) His word is fresh and alive isn't it! Praise God!
Anyway I began thinking of all the things that are uncertain in these days:
  • Steve's Job
  • My Job
  • My continued victory and final freedom from the eating issues I have had all my life
  • Our friends and families jobs, health, salvation!
  • You name it the list goes on and on

God showed me this morning to not fear because he will provide, whatever happens! If I put my trust in him I will not fear what may happen! I am Jehovah, Jehovah Jireh he said! "I will provide".

There are so many scriptures that point to God as Provider. In this devotion the author even showed how God provided for us in the order of creation! Before he created man he had set everything up to provide for man's needs! I urge you to go to a bible program on line and type in "provide" today and see for yourself the way that God provides for all your needs! I know if has blessed me this morning, and I praise God with you all for what he has done and will continue to do for us "PROVIDE"!

One more thing before I go. I found this scripture this morning concerning Israel. God will provide peace for them! They are His and he has not forgotten his people!

2 Samuel 7: 9-15

"Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock to be ruler over my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth. And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. " 'The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you: When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me ; your throne will be established forever.' "

I love this old song "He is Jehovah!" I have listened to it this morning, praising God! Not dancing physically, but dancing in my heart!


Mocha with Linda said...

Oh I loved that. Hadn't heard that song in years! Reminds me of the group Jews for Jesus - loved their music.

Mari said...

I haven't heard that song in a while and it really touched me this morning. It goes well with what you wrote.

e-Mom said...

Amen... Jehovah Jireh... Our God WILL provide. Thanks for posting the Abraham story. Always inspiring. :~D

Denise said...

Very touching my friend, love you.

Cheri said...

I'm so glad you posted that song- haven't heard it in too long!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

What a blessing to read this today! I LOVE that passage at the end...

So glad you're taking part in the book club...when my brain wakes up and a few more people start answering we'll get some discussion going..:)))

Smelling Coffee said...

Love the truth you shared about Jehovah Jireh! That's one of my all-time favorite names of God!!! I praise Him for His daily faithfulness and provision! The Lord Does provide!!!