He has already provided:
2014 is almost over. Christmas will be here and many people are already looking forward to a new year.
In this, my last reflection of the year, I want to encourage you to look forward with great anticipation.
We are. We are convinced that God has something great and wonderful ahead of us and are already preparing ourselves to receive it and do as He asks.
As we close however, we are conscious that God does not have to start doing things; He has already done them! In fact everything is already finished…before it starts. God has already provided.
He provided salvation before the earth was formed. According to Revelation 13:8, Jesus was the Lamb who was Slain before the foundation of the earth.
Can you tell me how long ago that was done? It was not 2000 years ago but in the days before time as we know it existed. The difference as far as we are concerned is that Jesus had not yet been manifested on the earth.
Now if God does not change, and His ways do not change and if Jesus was made to be your substitute back then, so are your blessings and provision.
Your protection and guidance is likewise already prepared and completed, waiting for the day when they are needed.
You might not be able to see it all yet, but that does not mean they are not real. When God sent the twelve spies out to view the Promised Land, they had to go see for themselves and that happened when they needed to enter into it. They had not yet seen it, but the land was already there. It was everything God had promised.
When God called Abram, the man and his wife were too old to have children. God however knew that their heirs already existed. God told him-
God called things real that were not yet physically real. He did not tell Abram that He would one day make him the father of many nations, but changed his name to Abraham, because He was already the father of many nations. He had already provided.
As we close off the year, please look forward to a year in which everything you need and desire is already there.