I have found myself talking a lot about need. I need this or I don't need that. During the South West Believers Convention 2010 this month The Lord arrested my attention on that matter. I've been meditating Philippians 4. We have NO business talking to God about NEED. None at all. We are Children of God.
Jesse Duplantis asked a great set of questions at the opening of one his messages.
"How many husbands out there have ever bought anything for your wives she did not need?"
"How many wives out there have ever bought anything for your husbands he did not need?"
"How many parents have bought anything for their children they DID NOT need?"
"How many grandparents... and that's all I got to say right there... lol"
So what makes us think that God is only interested in showing up to talk about our need? Well that's just greed... no it's growth! If God is your Father than He's your Father!
How many fathers give good things to their children? How MUCH MORE does the Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask? Matthew 7:11 KJV
So what is Jesus saying here? He is saying God is TRYING to be our Father but we aren't letting Him. Here Paul addresses what he learned about that.
11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content... 13 I can do all things through Christ[b] who strengthens me. 18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. 19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
- Do NOT speak "regarding" NEED.
- –verb (used with object)1.to look upon or think of with a particular feeling: to regard a person with favor.2.to have or show respect or concern for.3.to think highly of; esteem.4.to take into account; consider.5.to look at; observe: She regarded him with amusement.6.to relate to; concern: The news does not regard the explosion.7.to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge (usually fol. by as ): I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.–verb (used without object)8.to pay attention.9.to look or gaze.–noun10.reference; relation: to err with regard to facts.11.an aspect, point, or particular: quite satisfactory in this regard.12.thought; attention; concern.13.look; gaze.14.respect, esteem, or deference: a high regard for scholarship.15.kindly feeling; liking.16.regards, sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards.
- We do not consider, pay attention to, or give thought to NEED. Jesus said that the Father already knows our need and they are not to "Give it thought" "Take no thought saying..."
- I make a vow to never again say "Do we really NEED that?" Do you want it? Then we decide to get it now or later, but we don't "regard" need.
- I am content in every circumstance BECAUSE I CAN DO ALL THINGS through the ANOINTING of the ANOINTED ONE!
- I do not allow bad circumstances to dictate my emotions or actions, nor do I allow bad circumstances to remain. I take them to prayer in the Spirit and Change them by and through the Anointed Word of God.
- I have ALL, and ABOUND, and I AM FULL because I RECIEVED
- If I do not have ALL it's in my failure to receive NOT God's failure to give!
- My God SHALL supply, there is no room for doubt there. He SHALL (that means HE WILL) supply. Can you receive it? I can and I WILL!
- You are MY provider and I receive ALL and I ABOUND and I AM FULL!
- I RECEIVE you as Father. I take NO thought for my life, you already know my need.(Matthew 6:25)
- I will only speak to you in terms of Want and Desire.
- For you said that you are MY Shepherd and I SHALL NOT WANT (Psalms 23)
- I delight myself in you so I have my Desires (Psalms 37:4 KJV)