I'll bet if we were all together getting a coffee, I could start this favorite verse of scripture and we all could finish it in unison. It's Philippians 4:19 - My God will supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (We're you repeating it internally as you read?)
About "your need" - as I think about need, and live in a very materialistic culture, I think I see a tendency among us all to make "need" something that could be met with money...or gain of some kind. So, God, where is the hidden treasure? Remember the "all" word?
Today, I woke with Phoenix on my mind (know it's supposed to be Georgia - sorry) Thinking about what might happen, what God might want to do, how what I have worked to write and present might not pass muster...even worse.
Fear....may as well not play it down into a softer "discomfort" zone. Fear is what I was feeling...numbing, paralyzing fear. (Still my friend?)
My big "need" today, was something to deal with fear.
Two days ago Jackie was out walking and ended up praying rather at length asking God to speak to us more clearly...to hear from Him in an unmistakeable manner...like we have in times past.
Show us Your path most clearly Lord. We need to hear from You...and know we have.
Her need...to hear from God.
Midmorning, we received an email - a dear friend, from whom we had not heard for a long time - asking to speak with us by phone. And when we did, he had a word for us and a passage of scripture that moved us very deeply...one about being confident in the call of the Lord and in His timing...in Who He is and who we are. I became so moved at one point...that I had to work to hold back tears.
God was using him to "supply" on both ends of our need.
Also He prompted me with a good idea, a wonderful talk with a wise son, and a day that went well.
Fear very much abated. (Keep praying with us through the next week. Thanks!)
Keep your eyes open...the promise holds true. Watch the timing and watch for the creative ways in which God shows up.