"Fear not tomorrow, God is already there."
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
As a Bible school student, there are plenty of opportunities to allow my mind to worry. Worrying about things such as: What I am going to wear today? What am I going to eat today? When am I going to get money for laundry or gas? ….None of these things are bad, but if I’m not careful, I could be so consumed with worry I could forget the reason why I came to Bible school in the first place.
Just as God provided in Luke 12, how much more will he provide for his children?
At the beginning of the semester, my roommate [Eva] only had a few uniform jumpers for classes, she wished there was some way she could get more jumpers, but it was too late to have any more made for her. *God took note of this before she even prayed.* As me and Eva were getting all situated in our dorm, one of the faculty members came in with a few folded jumpers and said “Eva? I heard you were needing some more jumpers, so I brought you some.” The faculty member sat the bag of jumpers down and walked away. Eva was so excited she jumped off her bed to try them on. This is just one of many examples of how God cares about our need’s and even our wants.
Shortly after Jesus was baptized and had initiated his ministry, the devil was right there to tempt him. Jesus used Scripture to defend himself against this “tempter”.
Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
We also can take the same approach when the devil tries to discourage us. Maybe you’re getting ready to step out, in faith, to pursue the ministry. You need to keep in mind that the devil will be right there to tempt you as well. He will throw negative thoughts to make our minds be full of worry and doubt. I would like to challenge us today to be aware of this fact,
BUT be encouraged, our trust is in the LORD.
He will provide and give us strength to overcome and not lose sight of our calling and the reason we chose to pursue the ministry. God is willing and able to provide all your needs. It’s never going to be an easy road but we know it will be worth it.
Thank GodHe is worthy
Many times, God in his mercy and grace will give us things we don’t deserve. We need to make sure we give God thanks when this happens to us. We may not realize a blessing at the time, but once we realize it we need to thank God immediately. He is worthy of all our praise.
Written by: Hannah Johnson
Hannah is currently a student at Free Gospel Bible Institute, located in Pennsylvania. She is also a member and leader at GEM Ministry.
GEM's Ministry is an outreach program targeted to reach young ladies who have an interest in learning about God and pursuing His will. We invite anyone who is interested in participating to contact Director. Sonia E. Vargas at firstname.lastname@example.org