Provision is defined as “the act of providing or supplying something” or “a preparatory step taken to meet a possible or expected need.” Doesn’t this sound like a characteristic of our God? We can trust that He will always meet our “needs.” But what about our wants? We must be careful to delineate the difference between our wants and needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. However, we are unlikely to receive all our wants. By trusting Christ, our attitudes and appetites can change from wanting everything to joyfully accepting His provision and the power to live for Him.
1. On a scale from 1-10, how would you rate your gratitude meter?
2. Give an explanation for the answer you gave to question #1.
Challenge: Start today by offering a prayer of thanksgiving to God for all He has provided (even if you don’t feel like it). Wait and see as He transforms your attitudes and desires to be more like Christ.
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