"And my God shall supply all your needs according to his glorious riches in
Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4.19)
When you first read those words from the Apostle Paul, you might think he
was writing from the comfort of a safe, secure suburban home. But he
was not. Or you might think he was writing to a group of people safe in
the comforts of life. But he was not.
In fact, Paul was writing from the confines of a prison, where he had
constant surveillance and where he knew he could easily loose his life for
his beliefs. And he was writing to a group of people who also were in the
throes of persecution. And yet through it all he could write with
conviction: "And my God shall supply all your needs according to his
glorious riches in Christ Jesus." The Apostle Paul had great trust in God. You can, too!
(prayer of the week)
Loving Lord, help me to trust you through all the hills and valleys of life. Let every blessing fill me with thankfulness, and every challenge deepen my trust. In all things, let me follow you and share your love with others, through your power and to your glory, amen.
(quote of the week)
“. . . it is presumptuous in me to wish to choose my path, because I cannot tell which path is best for me. I must leave it to the Lord, Who knows me, to lead me by the path which is best for me, so that in all things His will may be done—Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle