Saturday, February 28, 2015

My church Planting Experience: learning to follow God's provision

Learning to follow God's provision rather than asking God to provide is merely a matter of vision. Vision follows provision, sometimes, yet other times it's the other way around. As the old saying goes, "God provides where he guides." God, through the power of His Spirit, gives us eyes to see; like Abraham scoping out the promised land, he could see that it was a land flowing with milk and honey, yet living there by faith, on a daily basis, became overwhelming to him at times.... but,he remained faithful and obedient to God's call, even when he did not know how it was going to work out (Hebrews 11:8ff), because God gave him a glimpse of the bigger picture, and just enough information to get him to the next phase or place in his journey of faith. Also to point out, Abraham's sight was set on that eternal kingdom, whose builder and maker is God. 

 Seeing with eyes like Abraham's has become liberating and a defining moment in my own walk with Christ. Instead of asking God to provide for this or that, I'm now asking Him, "What are you providing this or that for?" Instead of planning and plotting my own course, I am learning to follow His provision and let Him guide my path (Proverbs 3:5&6).

Can you see the difference and how liberating this will be in your own life and call to ministry?