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God's Provision (2 of 2)
God provides for His People:
For His Glory
Intro: I need, I need, I need…
Imagine being in prison but not being fed or clothed or have any of your needs taken care of. This is the situation that the apostle Paul found himself in. He had been imprisoned for his faith and now he needed some people to help take care of him while he was awaiting trial.
Did Paul ''need'' to get out of prison? Apparently not.
His Will: we have to understand that life is not about us. This is a major shift in our perspective on life. We live in a culture that is completely man centered. All of our thoughts are geared towards ourselves or possibly humanity. So we have this worldview that believes the universe revolves around us. We can't even imagine this not being the case.
Practically this means that everything that happens to us throughout the day in a micro way.
Traffic is heavy and WE are going to be late to an appointment. If we are late then it will reflect poorly on US.
My parents are too strict on ME, too many rules that I have to follow.
I have important things to do but I have this meeting I have to go to.
There are not enough hours in the day to get done what needs to get done.
I feel like things need to be in order and I live with people who do not understand what order looks like.
In a macro way:
We get frustrated with our government
We don't understand suffering in the world, tornadoes, wars, terrorist attacks.
Why do gas prices fluctuate so much?
Why is the stock market fueled by greed, fear and stupidity?
We have questions but we only want the answers that would pertain to us living a more comfortable lifestyle with the least amount of inconveniences.
What we miss is that what really matters is God's worldview, His perspective on life. If we really believe that God is God and He is all-knowing and completely in control of everything then w ...
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