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Thought for the Day – 131

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Preached during the morning service on 30 July 2020 by .

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DAY 131

Philippians 4:19 — ‘And my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.’

Recommended reading: Ephesians 3:14-21

1. Our Heavenly Father.

‘And my God…’ What a great privilege it is to belong to the great Company of
heaven. This was established before the world was created. It is from everlasting
to everlasting. It is a Company that has a perfect and unsullied reputation. It
can meet all the demands that are placed upon it. No crisis can undermine it; no
person can conquer it. It will still be in operation when all other competitors are
no longer around and are buried in the dust. This is an eternal Company that can
never be overthrown, despite the fact that many throughout history have tried
to do so.
There are three who are in total control of its affairs: God the Father, God the
Son and God the Holy Spirit. They have independent tasks to fulfil, yet they are
entirely united in their very being, in their aim and in their purpose. They are
supported by a host of loyal servants whose number is greater than the stars in
the heavens and the grains of sand on the seashore. This Company will never go
under, for Almighty God is its head.

2. The Promise.

‘…shall supply…’ Whatever the conditions, its supply is never ending.
I lived the early part of my life in a small village at the foot of the Pennine hills.
Approximately forty yards from our home was a wide stream which received its
water through an outlet directly from the Pennines. We would collect the water
and bring it home as it was pure, cool and fresh. It flowed throughout the winter,
and even during extensive dry summer spells. It could never be exhausted, and
it never slowed down; it was a continuous flow.
God’s supply of knowledge, faith, mercy, love and grace, among His many other
characteristics, are also inexhaustible and as fresh as they have always been, and
always will be. God’s supply will never run out.

3. The Amount.

‘…all your need.’ Has anyone given you a blank cheque which has been made
out to you with just the signature of the giver? I have news for you, because God
has, and we can fill in all that we require. The resources of heaven are constantly
at our disposal.
Philippians 4:6 says, ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.’
Every virtue and grace we see in others, whether it be holiness, love, power, or
some other attribute, can also be ours. We only have to ask.
Why then do we so often live as spiritual paupers when God’s riches are
constantly at our disposal?

4. Capital.

‘…riches in glory.’ All the wealth in the world cannot be compared to what God
has stored up for his children.
Ephesians 3:20 says that ‘He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that
we ask or think.’
What God gives does not impoverish Him. Our demands cannot be too great,
but He will only give that which will be beneficial to us. He will not give our
wants, but He will give our needs.

5. Signature.

‘Whatever you ask the Father in My name’ (John 16:23). Our needs are met by
Christ Jesus. It has His signature on the cheque book of faith. He has signed
and sealed our redemption through His precious blood that was poured out at
Calvary. He has paid the price; we have nothing to pay for the transaction is now
Direct access to the Father … nothing to pay … everything to receive — we are
truly rich indeed!

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness,
And clothed me with His light,
And wrote His law of righteousness
With power upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose every promise is enough
For every step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who reigns above;
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose every thought is love.
For every day I have on earth
Is given by the King.
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow Him.

Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
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Pastor: Kristian Dimond 01432 830002 07810 442523 pastor@wellingtonec.org.uk
Elders: John Roberts 01432 830100 jokaroberts@gmail.com
Keith Weber 01568 611251 07436 005561 keith.smallprint@gmail.com
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