9th April 2019

‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6: 28-34

 

 

 

Prayer Points

 

Give thanks for God’s provision for your needs.

 

Do you have a need at the moment for finances? Pray about it and trust God. Do you need to give a gift to others? Do it cheerfully.

 

Pray for a missionary you know and those behind the scenes who enable the work.

 

Pray for a community regeneration project in your area.

 

 

 

         

     DAY 30 : GIFT

 

‘Thank you for your generosity and support. I’ve been constantly amazed at God’s provision and people’s generosity whilst living here. At home I never really had to trust God for providing my financial needs. Yet out here I’ve constantly had to rely on him. It’s amazing how God has blessed and provided for me. There’s a sense that everything belongs to him. Thank you again for your generosity.’

 

My 25-year-old daughter wrote this e-mail recently to some of her friends. Since July 2005 she has been working as a volunteer physiotherapist with Africa Inland Mission in Uganda. A.I.M. provides excellent support to its field workers but each has to be responsible for raising the finance they need.

 

Being older and ‘wiser’ I was a bit bothered about where the money would come from. But she never doubted that, if God wanted her there, he would provide. And he has. She is doing what she had set her heart on doing for years. She is making a real difference to people in the hospital and surrounding villages. Somehow it has struck a chord with people and unlocked their innate generosity.

 

The maths doesn’t really add up. With only a small allowance she has enough and to spare. Other people I know earn huge salaries and always appear to be broke and in debt. God’s economy or what?

 

Jesus encourages us not to worry about our provision. God knows we need food and clothes and will readily provide them. He generously gives us what we need, especially when we put him first. If God provides for flowers in the field and birds in the air will he not also provide for us?

 

    

Pray

 

*    Pray for your ‘big issue’

*    Pray for your ‘three friends’

*    Pray for a new wave of revival.


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