The Year Of Lacking Nothing- Part 2
Bible Text: The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing- Psa.34v10 (NKJV)
How are you doing family? I hope you are seeking after the Author and Finisher of Our faith Christ Jesus. God bless all our plans as we commit them unto the Lord (Psa.37v5).
In continuation of our last devotion on Lacking NothingpPart.1, we will examine further on the salient actions God is revealing unto us through His word as recorded in John 2:1-12.
That being said, let’s get to the chase, shall we! Hallelujah!
- “His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” (v.5): One of the truths I have come to now realized over my years walking with the Lord according to John 10:4 which says
“And when He brings out his own sheep, He goes before them; and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice.”
God has already gone ahead of us to ensure we lack no provision needed for us in every aspect of our lives even in those we have not thought of yet, there His provision awaits us. In addition, it dawned within my spirit that when He brings out us, we should be confident of His word which says in Psa.23v1
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Thus, this clearly as revealed informs us that with such assurance provided by His word places a demand upon us to follow Him as expected in John 10:4.
One of such examples could be seen in the life of Peter and Elijah. For Peter, according to Luke 5 faced somewhat of a financial recession as a businessman, working as a fisherman, toiling all night with nothing to show for (Luke 5v10). However, as recorded the moment he had followed the Lord’s instructions saying
“Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5v4),
and his yielding to the voice of the Lord saying
“nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net” (Luke 5v5b)
experienced an immediate provision so great beyond his thoughts (Luke 5 vs 6-7).
In addition, Elijah experienced heaven’s provision made available to him in that God instructed him saying
“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.”(1kings 17v8).
It is also worthy of note that the woman of Zarephath could also have been identified to have experience heaven’s provision in that though she had little (v.12) went away and did according to as the Lord instructed through the mouth of Elijah (v.15b). The Bible recorded in 1 Kings17vs15b-16 that
“… she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.
Looking intently John 2:1-12, their obedience to the Shepherd’s instruction (John 2 vs 6-8), ensured that wine was not in any short supply. The Lord is our shepherd, we shall not lack, Hallelujah!
The Lord, Our Father knows of our every need (Luke 12v30b); and as Our Good Shepherd has gone ahead of us to prepare our place of provision (Exd.23v20)/
Reflection: Have you given the Lord the due position as your Good Shepherd, for in doing so lies your provision concerning every aspect of your life (Psa.23v2).
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ #Eph.1v2
Michael Ihenacho @emmynacho
(All Scripture is taken from the New King James Version)