Tuesday, January 05, 2010
God Always Provides
I was reading Genesis 3 this morning where Adam and Eve take the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and God discovers their disobedience. It's a familiar story, but what struck me big time today was that even in the midst of revealing the consequences of what they had done, God provides for Adam and Eve's most basic needs. Verse 21 says that God made garments of skin for Adam and Eve and He clothed them.
God doesn't stop taking care of us when we've been disobedient (which is most days), instead God is unconditional in providing and caring for all of His creation. So, why do we worry? Why do we get all bent out of shape about having enough? The answer - it's human nature. But, today I'm reminded that we have the ability to overcome that nature in Jesus and re-claim the promise of God to provide abundantly more than all we could ask or imagine.
Ashley Ridge Church is less than two weeks away from launch and I have great confidence that God is already providing for us and making a way two weeks, 5 years, 10 years and further down the road. We can and should do all things through Him!