“Whenever you move out from your comfort zone, I am always there to meet you. You must know that when you move from that place, you are functioning as I have planned for you to function. It is when you have need of Me. When you remain in familiar, comfortable places, most of what you do is in your own strength, wisdom, and power. In essence, you are independent of Me. That is opposed to everything that I have taught you and why I have formed you. You are designed to trust Me for your every breath, word, and action. Step into the fullness of needing Me desperately. Never be afraid to trust Me for your next anything. I will be there. I will show you what to do and make a way for it to be done.”
John 5:19-20 NIV
19) Jesus gave them this answer: I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
20) For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does
Ephesians 1:17-19a NIV
17) I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18) I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints
19a) and his incomparably great power for us who believe…
There is nothing as amazing as our Father God creating situations and modifying circumstances right before your eyes when you need Him most. So many times He uses natural means to provide. He may bring the right person, possibly waking him or her in the middle of the night in answer to the need of one of His trusted soldiers. Often food shows up, money comes, words that minister pour forth supernaturally, and so on.
Every so often, however, He simply provides in His supernatural way. These times are something that can never be taken from you, and more than likely occur when we have stepped from our comfort zones.
I remember one of the times I was waiting on Him for food. There was little to be had anywhere in the cupboards and several very Christ-like guests came unexpectedly. One of the few provisions was the last flakes of a box of instant mashed potatoes. We made what there was, knowing there was not enough for everyone to have their fill; but each could have a very small taste.
We asked our Father to bless the small amount and began to pass the bowl around. To our amazement, each person took some and placed it on their plate, but the amount in the bowl did not decrease. We even passed the bowl around again and again and had some left over when we were finished. Honest!
I remember us trying futilely to see how He multiplied the potatoes. We couldn’t. What an amazing God who meets us in our need. Sometimes He even has fun with us, just to encourage us to step out the next time.
Remind me of the wonder of Your love more often, Father,