Yesterday, I was considering the cost of a project I feel God called me to undertake. “ Lord, I need…”, I began to pray and God quickly said to me, “Don’t talk to me about money.”
Now, I don’t think God is unconcerned about our financial woes. He delights when His children prosper (Psalms 35:27). I know God wants us to bring our burdens to Him. So why that response to me?
In my life, God has proven himself faithful over and over again concerning resources for what He has called me to do. He has provided time and time again. So His response to me was not a rebuke but an invitation to remember, to testify to myself, to stand upon and agree with His promises. It was an invitation to stand in faith and see the salvation of the Lord.
God doesn’t want me to talk to him about money in this case. He has promised He will provide all my needs according to his riches in glory. Where He has given vision, He will also give provision. God doesn’t want me to talk to him about money. He wants me to remind my trouble of what I have seen and heard – unexpected checks, unexpected bonuses, supernatural provision. He did it before; He will do it again.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 NIV