Provision

God has provided everything you need to, not only survive in life but to also thrive otherwise why else would Jesus came to earth? He came to earth, to give us life in abundance (John 10:10) which means everything we need is provided through Jesus Christ. Therefore you do not need to worry over what you will eat, drink or wear (Matthew 6:25-34) because you have more than enough through Christ who supplies all your need from his abundant riches. Henceforth instead of worry, put your faith to the test and reach out to the Lord in prayer. Do not allow worry into your heart for when you start to worry, you doubt God’s power of provision for you and this does not provide the faith you need to bring about your desires.

Your world may be mask with the reality of your present situation but that is not the truth about you in God’s world. You are the daughter of a king who owns every animal in the forest, the cattles on the thousand hills belong to your God and your king. (Psalm 50:10). Every bird in the mountains and the creatures of the hills are the Lord’s. He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else (Acts 17:25). He has given all creatures and plants into your hand and has made you ruler over them all (Genesis 1).

When the scripture says that “God shall supply our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”, this is the absolute truth of God’s promises to his children. Many years ago, a widow’s faith in speaking the word of God over her life sealed this practise of holding on to God’s promises for me. Whenever she was in need, she declared the word and acted upon it until it becomes a reality. One by one, her needs were met.

The Bible says that; “The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing (Psalm 34:10)”. This is the truth spoken straight from God’s mouthpiece to his children. Even though your reality in the physical seems unshifting and unchanging, the truth about you in the spiritual world is that you are abundantly blessed and equipped with every good things through Christ.

In reality, this truth is sometimes masked by the present circumstances; a lack, a need, a want, a desire who seek but in reality, we sometimes lack provision and this can make life so frustratingly difficult. The solution to this is to not dwell on what you lack but to seek God for what he promised; you shall not lack anything good.

Whenever I need a provision of any sort, I reach for my Bible and I declare in faith; The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want (Psalms 23:1). I declare this scripture because I am aware that Shepherds always provide for their sheep. They go to any length to look for food, water and shelter for their sheep. They go beyond providing the basic needs, they guide, direct and protect their sheep. I have made the Lord Jesus Christ my shepherd and Jesus is a good shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep (John 10:11-15). Therefore I am convinced that he will provide for all my need and yours.

What do you lack? What do you need? What exactly is it that you want? Are you unemployed, call upon Jesus the good shepherd. Are you single looking to be married, call upon the good shepherd for a good husband and a companion. Are you hungry, call upon Jesus the good shepherd to feed you. Do you need clothing? Jesus is more than able to clothe you. Do you need shelter? Jesus can provide. Do you need guidance, counselling, comfort, protection, courage, faith, strength, a miracle? What do you need? Call upon the name of Jesus. He is a good shepherd and he will look after you.

King David understood the role of shepherds. More so he understood the role of Jesus as the good shepherd. That is why he said, the Lord is his shepherd. He acknowledged Jesus as his shepherd. King David surrendered himself to the Lord as his shepherd. Not because he saw himself as an animal but because he saw beyond the physical. He was being metaphorical. He simply recognized the Lord as the good Lord who leads, guides and guard, provides for his children. He saw beyond the realm of the physical and he had the revelation that the Lord is responsible for the safety and protection of his own.

You may choose to see the Lord differently. He may not be a shepherd to you but he may be a father to you. He may be a God to you or a king. You can attribute those names and authorities to the Lord if you so wish to do so. But allow me to introduce Jesus to you who is a shepherd and a good one at it. Jesus said he is the good shepherd. There are bad shepherds who do not care for their sheep but Jesus is a good shepherd who looks after his own. He will do everything in his capacity to provide for you, to protect you, to guide and guard you, to lead you in the path of life and in the paths of righteousness. He will lead you besides still waters and allow you to lie down in green pastures.

If you know Jesus, Call upon the name of Jesus and he will do whatever you ask in his name. If you do not know Jesus, call upon his name still and he will come to your aid.

Make a declaration of faith

The Lord Jesus is my shepherd. I shall not want.
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My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
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I declare that as I have made the Lord Jesus as my shepherd, I will not lack anything good. He is a good shepherd who provides for his own, he meets all my needs and my faith is strengthened (Psalm 23:1, 1 Timothy 5:8).
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I declare that my needs are met, my debts are cancelled. The Lord blesses me abundantly and I have in excess to bless others with. Henceforth, I will abound in every good in all things and at all times (2 Corinthians 9:8).
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I declare that I am blessed and equipped with everything I need to live a godly life in this world through the knowledge and power of Christ that exists in me (2 Peter 1:3).
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I declare that I will call upon the name of the Lord at all times and he answers me for his son’s sake, Jesus who is my shepherd and I shall not lack anything good. I shall not lack a good companion for he set a good shepherd over me and he settles me in a good home.
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Jesus is my shepherd, I will not lack employment for he leads me to a green pasture(a good company to work with). Jesus opens a great door for effective work for me and I shall enter therein for good works.
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Jesus is my shepherd, I shall not lack a good house over my head for he leads me beside still waters(a good house in a good neighbourhood).
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This is my declaration. God said it, I believe it and so shall it be.

SCRIPTURE
Psalm 23

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