When we think of provision or sustenance our first thoughts are of food. I love food, I know many others who love food too. This year in our ministry one of our ministry challenges is that each church member fast one day a month. That doesn’t sound as though I love food, but it does sound as though I love other things more. There is a greater source of sustenance.
God provides for us. We receive His provision often times whether we ask for it or not.
We receive His grace in the form of health that enables us to work for our daily needs. Provision takes many shapes and forms if we consider it carefully.
Have you ever considered the highest form of sustenance? Have you ever though what is the greatest most grand thing God provides for us? Look around you. It’s winter right now. Chilling teens at night and at times 20 below. One might think the grandest provision is the roof over our heads. Rather short sighted, but pragmatic. Pragmatism is seldom even close.
In John 4:31-34 Jesus tells us of a food that transcends the physical world, something that feeds completely. That food is spiritual life, the living water, a new soul in the Kingdom of God. The woman at the well was saved and is now witnessing Christ to the village. Jesus is satiated, completely satisfied and no longer needs the food brought by the disciples.
Sadly, we are often as the disciples were – completely ignorant of the spiritual life all around us. When one is saved, we should all be fed, all be satisfied, all receive anew the charge of energy in our bones providing power, strength and drive to go onward. God’s purest provision is spiritual. First life, then repeated infusions of life into others renewing the excitement of salvation. The most pure provision is the poor in spirit seeing the living water poured out for our eternal life. Use that spiritual provision to the fullest for His glory.