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God’s Provision

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June 26, 2022 8:00 pm

God’s Provision

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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June 26, 2022 8:00 pm

Three-year-old Buddy and his mom went to church each week to help unload groceries from the food ministry truck. When Buddy overheard his mom telling his grandmother that the delivery truck broke down, he said, “Oh, no. How will they do food ministry?” His mom explained that the church would have to raise money to buy a new truck. Buddy smiled. “I have money,” he said, leaving the room. He returned with a plastic jar decorated with colorful stickers and filled with coins, which amounted to a little over $38. Though Buddy didn’t have much, God combined his sacrificial offering with gifts from others to provide a new refrigerated truck so the church could continue serving their community.

A small amount offered generously is always more than enough when placed in God’s hands. In 2 Kings 4, a poor widow asked the prophet Elisha for financial assistance. He told her to take inventory of her own resources, reach out to her neighbors for help, then follow his instructions (vv. 1–4). In a miraculous display of provision, God used the widow’s small amount of oil to fill all the jars she collected from her neighbors (vv. 5–6). Elisha told her, “Sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left” (v. 7).

When we focus on what we don’t have, we risk missing out on watching God do great things with what He’s given us.

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Today's encouragement for my daily bread.

My name is set to today.

I'm looking forward to introducing you to a special young friend of mine in God's provision.

Three year old buddy and his mom went to church each week to help unload groceries from the food ministry. Check when Betty overheard his mom telling his grandmother that the delivery truck broke down. He said no. How will they do food ministry.

His mom explained that the church would have to raise money to buy new truck, but he smiled. I have money. He said leaving the room.

He returned with a plastic jar decorated with colorful stickers and filled with coins, which amounted to a little over $38 though. But he didn't have much God combined his sacrificial offering with gifts from others, to provide a new refrigerated truck so that the church could continue serving their community. A small amount offered generously is always more than enough when placed in God's hands and second teams for a poor widow asked the prophet Elisha for financial assistance. He told her to take inventory of her own resources. Reach out to her neighbors for help. Then follow his instructions in the miraculous display of provision God use the widows small amount of oil to fill all the jars she collected from her neighbors Elisha told her sell the oil and pay your debts, you and your sons can live on what is left when we focus on what we don't have we risk missing out on watching God do great things with what we do have today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from second Kings chapter 4 verses 1 to 7. The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, your servant my husband is dead and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves. Elisha replied to her. How can I help you tell me what do you have in your house, your servant has nothing there at all.

She said except the small jar of olive oil. Elisha said go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars.

Don't ask for just a few then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons for oil into all the jars and as each is filled put it to one side. She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons.

They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring when all the jars were full. She said to her son bring me another one but he replied there is not a jars left, then the oil stopped flowing. She went and told the man of God, and he said go sell the oil and pay your debts, you and your sons can live on what is left. Let's pray faithful provider. Please help us to be mindful and grateful as we faithfully manage and share all you've given us in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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