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God Is My Provider, I Am Provided for - Part 1 (5 of 8)
Series: God Is - I Am
Continuing in our sermon series we are calling GOD IS…. I AM…. Today's message is regarding the provision of God.
The concept of God being our Provider flies over the head of many unbelievers because they believe that they are their own providers. They work hard, bring home a paycheck and that is their definition of provision. To say that God is your provider flies in the face of the accomplishments they have made with their lives and so they feel gypped or unfairly treated in some way because they deserve to get the recognition for their contributions.
The truth is that these people do not yet realize that it is God who gives us the ability to work and the grace to keep going. They don't get that it is God that causes them to wake up every morning, and allows their heart to beat, provides for blood to flow through their veins, and give them the strength to do what they do everyday!
So God is our provider. He has created it all, He owns it all, He is your Father and He loves you, so He wants to supply your every need.
How many of you are parents here? Is there any of your kids that you don't want to see taken care of? Do you not desire to meet each and every one of their needs? How much more does God desire to provide for us who are His children.
Last week in the message titled ''God is Strong, I am Secure'', we referenced Abraham as the one whom God spoke to about being the father of many nations. That meant that Abraham was going to have to believe what the Lord said, and then wait on the promise that would come (if God said it would come!). We learned that God came to him as the EL SHADDAI, God Almighty, because Abraham was about to witness the very power of God in his life.
Genesis 15:5 He took him outside and said, ''Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them.'' Then he said to him, ''So shall your of ...
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