Why does Take A Stand! Ministries
Allow Our Needs to be Known?
In a message dated 1/7/2003 12:58:02 PM Central
Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Blessings to you and your family. It seems to me that the Lord has always come through for
you in His ministry. I was wondering if you realised how it looks from this end that you
seem to always request funds for this or that... I can quote you many scriptures about our
fathers provision and that he knows our every thought and knows the number of every hair
on our head and his plans are to prosper us and knows our expected end. Thus I wondered
whether it may be better if you simply allowed Father God to provide for you without
uttering a word to the readers and taking your every request to Him who is Jehovah Jireh.
It is Gods work therefore he knows exactly how much you need and when. Because I realise
you know the word of God I wont provide you with scriptures to back up what I speaking
about. I am a pensioner and so funds are very limited for us but the Lord has always
provided for us and I've only had to ask Him.
Thanks for your kind thoughts my brother. I hope you are not offended by my answer and
want you to know that I often testify that God has done exactly as you have said - that is
come through for us.
I do however believe that we are to share our needs with others for prayer and for the
physical meeting of those needs. It is a primary concept of Scripture to bare each others
burdens. There are many, MANY situations that we NEVER share with others. Each and every
need we have is presented to God in faith. But in the case of a need such as for the new
video projector I have written about recently I believe that through prayer and thought
sharing the need was more than appropriate.
How often I have been reminded by others that people would not know how to pray for or
participate with us if they were not first allowed to hear the various situations we face.
Melanie and I have lived without an actual paycheck since January 1, 1985, placing our
complete reliance upon God to provide for each and every need. And He has NEVER let us
down. And for every need He has directed someone to come along side of us and either
physically or financial provide.
My friend, while it does sound more spiritual to say "I'm just going to silently
believe God" and while I certainly do trust Him to meet every present and future
need, it is not a lack of faith to express those needs occasionally to those who have
joined with or expressed prior interest in the work that God has called us to do. I wonder
how many relationships would never have been spawned or how many blessings might never
have been mounted up in Heaven if the needs which we face here on earth were never uttered
to one another so as to be met?
Bless you in all you do and thanks for your continued prayers and support to the Lord's
work through us here.
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