Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Paul gives the Philippians this promise only after he has emphasized to them that he had found the Lord's grace sufficient in good times and tough times, in times of plenty and in times of extreme lack. The key to this promise is God's provision and our trust in him to satisfy what we most need in Christ Jesus. When our hearts yearn to be full of the Lord, to be pleasing to him, to be blessed by his presence, to be given the assurance of life beyond death, surely we can rely on God supplying everything we truly need!
Give me eyes to see, O God, all the many wonderful ways you provide for me and graciously provide the abundance you have poured into my life. I confess that my vision is shortsighted and narrow. I need to see the panoramic view of your graciousness. Yet the "little part" my feeble mind can recognize as your blessing is lavish, gracious, and fulfilling. You have blessed me with many more things I do not see, so please use the Holy Spirit to help me trust that you are providing things I cannot see. Thank you for being so generous! In Jesus' name! Amen.