Sunday, December 4, 2011

No Manna for you

No Manna for you

By Keith Bunn Jr.
Original Posting: December 4, 2011
Updated Posting: September 28, 2013

One of the things I hear time and time again is, “God will provide for our needs.” And then those people just sit on their butts and complain that “Life’s not fair!” Well, I have to say that for those people, I believe that God won’t provide for you.
Now before you stone me to death, let me explain. How many times have you heard of some farmer somewhere, who has prayed to God for a bountiful crop of corn at the beginning of the planting season and get that crop without planting a single seed? You haven’t! Yes, at one time God did do those kind of miracles. One time in particular was written in the book of Exodus 16:4 NIV, Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions."

It is my belief that God does provide for us all but not in that way anymore. I believe that God provides for us by going through us, by using our unique and individual gifts and talents and won’t bless us if all we do is just sit on our butts waiting for a miracle.
I was told a story some time ago that a man drove up to his pastor in a newer truck he just bought and asked the pastor for prayers that he can make the truck payments. God will not answer those prayers. God will not and did not leave stacks of money on on that guy's dinning room table so he could make his truck payment. You have to be proactive in your life and not let life happen to you, then expect God to bless you or answer your prayers the way you would like Him to.
You have to plan your life how you want it to be and only then will God bless you either through you or through others in your life. Proverbs 16:9 ESV says, "
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps."

I’m not saying my interpretation of these and other scriptures are right but I do know that when we started to plan and live our lives the way God said we should live, situations seemed to just fall into place that made us think that God had a hand in our lives that was guiding us in a certain direction. That can happen for you as well.

"Here is a good question to ponder: What is in your life today that is not in line with what you want tomorrow?"
- Dr. Henry Cloud -

The reason I do this is to give people hope and to try to inspire others. To make them think about their finances, whether they are young or old, so they can win financially.
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