How did Jesus show that he cared for the everyday provisions needed by his followers?  Sometimes he performed a miracle: turning water to wine, providing tax money for the coin in a fish’s mouth,and feeding the multitude.

He is not doing that for me, one might say!  So how did he direct us to trust him for daily needs?

  • He can and sometimes does still perform miracles, such as he demonstrated to the disciples when he told them “to cast their nets to the other side.”
  • Pray as he instructed in the Model Prayer “Give us this day our daily bread.”
  • Work diligently.  We see that value in his parable of the talents.  Do what we can do and we will be rewarded.
  • Be generous.  Share.  (Luke 6:30 and 38)

If we get entangled with worry and greed, we will never see Him as providing enough.  I leave you with what John Newton said:

“What thou shalt today provide, Let me as a child receive…”

What tomorrow may betide, Calmly to thy wisdom leave.

‘Tis enough that thou wilt care; Why should I the burden bear?


Jehovah Jireh (God, the Provider)


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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3 Responses to JESUS AS PROVIDER

  1. Faye says:

    Thank God He LIVES! Through the Spirit life still is full of miracles. Off for a few days. Connect next week.

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Have a blessed season filled with lots of joy.

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Your words ring true and the graphic delightful….

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