Thursday, August 27, 2009

Food for thought

I saw a You Tube video by Francis Chan (pastor from California). His messages are always challenging, we've heard him live and he really gets straight to the core of an issue. I can't get this one out of my head. With so many Americans living paycheck to paycheck and with our personal current situation it's caused me to think.

Watch the video HERE. It's only a minute long.
(Don't forget to turn off the music from my blog first.)

I'm always in process of learning to depend more on God. How do you financially depend more on God without it turning into a dependence on others providing for you? How do you appreciate how God provided for TODAY without worrying about how the next thing tomorrow will be provided for? The thoughts he shares go so contrary to how we live as Americans yet as Christians our dependence isn't supposed to be on ourselves.

I've seen God provide. Not just this year, not just in this season of life, but over and over again.
I know that some of you that follow my blog have experienced job loss within the last year due to the economy. I know some of you have experienced a cut in salary. Some of you are living paycheck to paycheck for the first time. Some of you don't have a paycheck. Some of you have turned to resources you never thought you would to allow them to help you. Wouldn't you agree that somehow when we can't provide for ourselves as easily as we had before we SEE God provide for us. It's not as if He wasn't providing before we just SEE it more in these times - we give the credit to the one who deserves it.

I pray you see God provide for you TODAY and you don't worry about how He will provide for you tomorrow.


Sweet Pea said...

"Wow" to the video and "Amen" to what you wrote! We have been doing Francis Chain's "Crazy Love" book in our SS class. It's been very challenging and good. Thanks for sharing that. :) Have a good day!

Amy said...

Thanks for this post, Nic. I've passed it on to others as well.

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