There’s More Where That Came From!

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Note: Once I have had more time to process everything I experienced during Lily’s thirty-two days in the hospital, I will be writing some devos based on what I learned. Meanwhile, I’ll share some other subjects that I’ve already had a chance to chew on for a while 🙂 Be blessed as you read today’s post, and thank you for sharing these moments with me!

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‘Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Tim. 1:17, NIV).

“There’s more where that came from.” That’s what Holy Spirit expressed to my heart the other day. He was highlighting for me the truth of Daddy God’s limitless resources. Whatever God has provided for you and me up until now, is not even a drop in the ocean of His riches in glory. There’s waaaaaaayyyyyyyyy more where that came from.

  • Did you get an unexpected check in the mail right when you were on the verge of financial collapse? There’s more where that came from.
  • Did He give you a brilliant idea whose implementation in your workplace made all the difference for the company? There’s more where that came from.
  • Did He soften someone’s heart towards you that was in a position of authority, opening doors that seemed sealed shut forever? There’s more where that came from.
  • Did He heal someone that you love very deeply? There’s more where that came from.
  • Did He provide for a longing of your soul whose realization you had never imagined would be possible? There’s more where that came from!

Sadly, we often don’t comprehend this. Like the Israelites, when we see manna (God’s provision) presented to us, we want to scoop up as much of it as possible and hoard it. We are afraid that there won’t be any more tomorrow.

“What will I do when my kids grow up and move out? I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle that!”

He is providing joy for you through their presence. He will provide joy for you by alternate means when they go on to the next season of their lives. But there will always be joy. There’s more where that came from.

“Whew! What a relief! I managed to pay this bill by the skin of my teeth! But how will I pay it next month??”

He provided today. He will provide tomorrow. And every day for the rest of your life. There’s more where that came from.

“Wow. My performance on this assignment surpassed what I even knew I was capable of. Uh oh! How will I ever come up with something so superbly crafted in the future? What I do next time is sure to disappoint!”

He provided you with the favor and creativity for this one. Will you trust His beautiful heart to continue to bless you as you continue down the path of life under His care? There’s more where that came from, precious child!

The thing about belonging to the eternal King is that His infinite resources are at our disposal! In the famous parable portraying Daddy’s heart, the father tells his son, “All that I have is yours” (Luke 15:31). God means that. All that He has, He has given to us. He is our Good Shepherd. We will lack nothing. Absolutely nothing at all. Even if He were to give you a billion dollars, infinity minus a billion is still infinity! In Him, there is always infinitely more. And He will always pour it out lavishly on you.

Rest into that, dear one. Let go of the feeling that you need to hoard your manna. Has He taken perfect care of you up until now? There’s more where that came from!

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things” (Matt. 6:31, 32b, NKJV).

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Why does it seem so easy to forget the ways God has been faithful in the past?

 

 

23 thoughts on “There’s More Where That Came From!

  1. Those wonderful things we have witnessed in our past, that God brought about, should be our undergirding for today and tomorrow. Just as the manna gave health and strength to the bodies of those who ate, it also prepared them for what was to come. Giving thanks in all things, helps us remember the Father’s faithfulness in all our needs. What can be greater then trusting the God who created everything ?? NOTHING!! Len Wisniewski

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  2. Yes Jennifer, spot on! He is trustworthy but it takes a long time of testing to come to that place of faith where we trust Him with everything. Every time we step out in faith, no matter how small the step, He always rewards us BUT He then asks us to take an even greater step. Each step of faith is designed to walk us further into that place of complete dependence on Him.

    During our homeless journey we found ourselves in Ottawa, Ontario wandering around the city. We were very hungry as we had little money for food. It was June and still a bit cold and wet so most of our little money went to buy a used blanket. The next day was a Sunday so Wanda and I decided to visit a little Filipino church on the second floor of a strip mall. During the service God asked me to give our last $10 to them which I did. We had learned by then that we could trust Him to provide. It was still scary though as our daughters, dog and bird still had nothing to eat. Well after the service the Filipino believers had a huge lunch and invited us to stay. We enjoyed the good food and took lots back to our hungry family.

    The next day we left the little park we stayed in over night and wandered to another place. This time it was a Catholic church/school. We wanted to get permission to sleep on the grounds but no one was around. The day after found us awakened by the custodian who was surprised to see us. Instead of chasing us off he helped us get some canned food and then gave us a crisp new $100 bill. God rewarded us ten-fold.

    Now this wasn’t the end of our homelessness and hunger but it was a step of faith that God rewarded. Yes, He will provide but often He will ask us to step out in faith first. This builds a dynamic between you and God. You begin to see that as you give so He provides so you can give more so He can provide more. It is a beautiful dance that I wish more people would learn. His provision is always about encouraging faith in us.

    Blessings,
    Homer Les
    http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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    1. Homer, thank you so much for taking the time to share this very rich experience from your own faith journey. The faith He has developed in you as you have walked in obedience truly is more precious than gold refined in the fire. It’s a pleasure to hear from you and read your insights! Thank you and His richest blessings to you and your family 🙂

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  3. Because we, as imperfect, impatient human beings, sometimes walk by sight and not by faith, instead of the other way around as outlined within Scripture. I am guilty of this at times, and shake my head and smile when He– always– reminds me of the truth. — Mike

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  4. Beautiful post! There is no limit to what God can do in our lives. We are so quick to be afraid; our God is a God of hope. The wonderful thing is that He likes to surprise us with wonderful things, beyond our imagination. We are so blessed in so many ways. Thank you for sharing the story of hope as you lived these days with your daughter; the Lord provides, and His provision is all in all.

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