In February 2006, we commenced a Question and Answer Series via this medium. And in April as well as in June 2006, we considered parts two (2) and three (3) of it respectively. Today, I am delighted to present the forth part to you believing God that you will find it helpful in Jesus name. The Questions and Answers in this series are as follows:
1. Is God really committed to meeting our needs?
Yes he is! This assertion can be supported with many biblical passages but we shall consider a few here. In Philippians 4:19, Apostle Paul confirmed the commitment of God towards meeting our needs when he said: “And my God shall supply all our needs according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus’’. Apostle John too, portrayed the mind of God in 3 John 1:2 when he said: “I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in good health even as thy soul prospers.’’
In Isaiah 43:19 God promised to do new (spectacular) things in our lives which ostensibly include meeting our needs. Psalm 84:11 points to the fact that God is not interested in denying us access to any good thing. Our needs are of course very good hence, they are extremely important to him. And because he is a covenant keeping God (Psalm 89:34), he will do everything possible to ensure that they are fully met but in his own appointed time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Please take note of this very important point!
2. What then should we be doing before our needs are met?
First, we must be patient (Psalm 27:14) and we must believe that our needs will be met by God at some point (Mathew 21:22). We must not abandon the ship mid-way and we must remember that as far as God is concerned, delay is not denial. We should also cultivate the habit of rejoicing in the Lord always (Philippians 4:4) and refrain from grumbling whilst waiting for answers to our prayers. These conditions are mandatory, non-optional, non-negotiable and immutable. Whatever challenges we may be facing today has in it elements of blessings and gifts from God therefore, we should not insult Him with our complaints. Furthermore, we should make it a routine to thank God incessantly (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and to praise Him unreservedly. Let me emphasize here that our blessings cannot be far away from us if we praise Him in a way that will make Him happy (Psalm 22:3).
Finally, let us remember to encourage one another with the bible passage below:
‘’he who calls you is faithful, who will do it’’ (1 Thessalonians 5: 24).
Jesus is Lord!