Saturday 6th September – Saturday of week 22 of the year
Reflection: Psalm 145: 15-21
“Yahweh Jireh” is a Hebrew word which means “God our Provider”. From time immemorial, God has proven Himself to be a great provider. Abraham our father in faith was the first to use this title for God. (Genesis 22:14). God provides for all His creatures: He feeds the birds of the air, land animals, sea creatures, plants and even micro-organisms. O what a God we serve!
If God can feed all these creatures, how much more we whom He has made in His own image and likeness. Jesus tells us that we should not be anxious as to what we would eat, drink or wear, or of tomorrow, because He is the Lord of the future, and the Great Provider. God does not promise what He cannot afford. And in fact, there is nothing in this whole universe, which God cannot afford. This is simply because He owns them all. Hence, God declares in Psalm 50:12b: “the world and everything in it is mine.”
Are you in need of anything? God can provide it for you. This assurance should stem from your knowledge that God cannot lie about His promises. Haven’t you experienced divine provisions in your life even when you have not asked for it? Yes. This happens because God provides for all His creatures when they need it. (Psalm 145:15).
Your life can become a reflection of God’s constant provision to the extent that you trust Him and declare alongside the Psalmist “my cup overflows”. God wants to make you a channel of divine provision to others around you. Is this possible? Remember that with God, all things are possible. (Luke 1:37). The question which you are to ask yourself is “am I with God?” In other words, am I in a good relationship with God? The answer to this question will definitely determine how much of God’s provision you enjoy as those who put their hope in the Lord lack nothing good. Hence, if you want to experience a greater measure of divine provision you must grow in your relationship with God. As focus on this, you will experience the hands of the Mighty Provider – Yahweh Jireh in your life.
PRAYER: Thank you God my provider, (Appreciate God for all His provision in your life thus far).
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 305 – Jesus asks for childlike abandonment to the providence of our Heavenly Father who takes care of his children’s smallest needs: “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “what shall we drink?”…Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”
HIDE A TREASURE: “What have you that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if it were not a gift?” 1 Corinthians 4:7 RSV-CE
Readings for Today: 1 Corinthians 4: 6-15; Psalm 145:17-21; Luke 6:1-5.