God is Provider!
I always want to see the whole plan; I want to see the storehouse full of supplies and I really want to know just how all of this will work for good before I take my first step. But the Lord constantly reminds me, that isn’t faith, but rather that is putting my trust in what I can see and touch and use, not in my Jehovah Jireh.
Jehovan Jireh, recently, during a time of prayer and journaling the Holy Spirit whispered this name of God to my heart and mind. I wrote it down not really knowing what it meant. Then I researched it, Jehovah Jireh is used just once in scripture (Genesis 22:11-14), it is the name Abraham calls the Lord, after the Lord provides the ram as a sacrifice in place of Abraham’s son Isaac. If anyone ever had reason to want to see the outcome before taking the first step, it is Abraham. Yet he trusted the Lord first! With all of His heart. The Lord provided at just the right time. Not a moment too soon, not a moment too late. He provided exactly what was needed, when it was needed and The Lord provided in response to Abraham’s faith. Jehovah Jireh; the One who sees my needs and meets them, The One who knows my needs because He sees me, the One who meets my need at just the right time, fully and completely.
How many times do I not allow my Heavenly Father to be my Jehovah Jireh. How many times do I refuse to take my step of faith, because I can’t see how it will all work out first, before I take a step of faith?
The day after the Lord whispered Jehovah Jireh to me, we were hit with an overwhelming amount of financial burden, in one day, we had over $10,000 of unexpected expenses arise. In one day! The same day the government shut down and we were left having no idea of whether we would receive a paycheck. I was overwhelmed. I was trying to trust my Jehovah Jireh, but I kept looking for a way to solve my financial issue, I kept looking for a way that we could fix this situation and I kept looking for a miraculous gift of $10,000 to show up in my bank account. It didn’t. BUT the Lord has provided; in different ways, in small ways and in big ways. Each day I trust the Lord to meet my needs and He is. Not all at once and not before I take my step of faith. He has seen my need and He is meeting those needs. I want it all to just be taken care of, all at once, to be done, but it is my needs He is meeting, not my lack of faith. Each day as I trust Him to be my Jehovah Jireh, He is responding.
I seriously pondered writing my tithe check this month. There isn’t a person around who would question me if we chose not to tithe, we truly had every justification not to tithe. Jehovah Jireh, am I going to trust Him or trust in the dollars I can hold in my hand? Logic tells me to not to tithe, my heart, mind and soul tell me to trust my Jehovah Jireh. For today, I will act in faith, I trust Him to be my provider, I will trust Him to see my need and to meet it, in His perfect timing in His perfect way.