God as PROVIDER

Hi friends, its ME!! I am starting a new series called “God as…” basically sharing what God has been for me or is for me. I wrote a post a few month ago about God as Father, you can read that HERE. I hope you enjoy these series. img_1615

Earlier this year I moved out of my parents house. Although I was ready for my independence, I was lacking so much; income, housing, the one support I desperately wanted from some specific people. I would always think to myself, this process will be so easy if this person was part of it or I had this thing.

At some point I was really short on money but I really didn’t know how to ask people who told me to ask when I needed it. ***A word of advice: If you know for sure someone is need, do not wait for them to ask, just help. There is no reason to tell someone to ask for help when YOU ALREADY KNOW they need help.*** There were nights where I will just wake up in the middle of my sleep and wonder how things were going to turn out and maybe, just maybe, I should have stayed at my parents a little while longer. But I knew deep down in my heart that staying at my parents wasn’t the answer. God was calling me to live a bold and courageous life, a life without fear, and that meant facing my uncertainties, head on.

I remember praying one night, I said to God, If you are who you say you, which is Jehovah Jireh, my provider, then be for  me who you say you are. This became my prayer for many many nights, even till this day. Listen, within that name is promise, a word from God and God does not speak in vain. His word does not return back to Him until it has done what it needs to be done.

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
    and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
    giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
    it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
    and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11

This is one of the bible scriptures I spoke over myself over and over and over again beginning in January. within the next few months, I began to know God as provider. I had a place to stay for free, I had free meals, people would randomly tell me God wants them to bless me financially and send me money via the Cash App and I could not figure out why because, on the outside, I was not letting anyone know I was in need of anything. But people will hear what I was planning to do and they wold just step up.

Although I was getting help from others, I still had other needs that I didn’t know how I was going to resolve. The money I had was also running low and so I began to think of how I was going to buy gas or eat. But then in the bible, we are told to remember. So I started recalling all those times I was in need and God came through in some way.

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26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one [a]cubit to his[b]stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [c]arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

In this verse, I trusted God as provider.

God as provider for me means that I can ask God for my daily bread and He will give it to me. Daily bread is our basic necesities: food, water, clothing, shelter, etc… God has promised to provide us these things and He definitely will, so long as we ask.

I am not forgetting the people around the world or even people just a few miles away from our neighborhoods who do not have their basic needs met. It is not as if they are not seen by God but we are God’s hands and feet and God provide for us so we can provide to others. So give that tithe at church, participate in the food drive, put that dollar in the offering bowl, volunteer at the food pantry. Even if you do not have the funds, you are reading this, so I know you have social media, promote what that food pantry is doing, so people with money can donate

I know God as provider because He has provided for my physical needs and emotional needs. He has provided me with Him. There is nothing I need of because I have Jesus Christ.

What has God been for you lately?

New “About” description

I hope the month of June brings you unimaginable joy. shereenawrites sunset photo

I’ve been blogging for a while now, even before it became and thing and people started making money from it. I used to love blogs because I got to see glimpses of peoples life no matter where they were in the world, and that is why I started blogging. To tell stories, to write better and to share a bit of my world. I always secretly wish one day, my kids will read it and know a bit more about their mother and maybe find some helpful gems here when my voice irritates them.

After I monetized my blog last year, I felt the need to write about things that will help me gain traffic. I tried to master the things that the gurus were saying worked and followed their schedule and times they posted, and to be frank with you, it sucked and I couldn’t be bothered. So, I stopped writing all together.

But now I am back and I am taking it back to when blogs were simply about sharing. I am writing for people, and for myself and my future kids. I will no longer be writing for numbers and money on this blog.

Moving forward, I will just be writing what I like.

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New About Page Description

Hi, my name is Shereen and welcome to my space. The title of my blog was inspired by one of my favorite books of all time, Steve Bantu Biko’s, I Write What I Like. Steve Biko was known for being bold and courageous and for encouraging people to do the same during the dark days of apartheid, South Africa. This book and Steve Biko’s life has stuck with me for a while and my goal is write boldly and freely and encourage people to do the same. So on this blog, you find four categories:

  1. Lifestyle: Here, I will be sharing what my life looks like. I will be sharing some fun things I make, random thoughts, life updates, stories, and beauty related posts.
  2. True Life: This is where I will share about my struggles, my raw and honest emotions. I share this part of me on my blog to let anyone who happens to read this blog know that, truly they are not alone. My greatest desire is to let me people know, really know, that they are not alone and they are not the only ones struggling through life. Here is where I’ll lay my heart down and share all my feels. It gets deep and intense.
  3. Faith: This is a Christian blog, meaning my faith plays a huge role in how I perceive things and how I write things. Here, I hope God speak to you through my writing. Here, I write for God. God speaks to me in my writing, because my answers always show up in them. I hope my writings does the same for you. I will be sharing confessions and some of my prayers for you.
  4. Books: Books are my escape. They are truly my joy. I don’t read as much anymore, because life. But writing book reviews for you all encourages me to read more books. So you already guessed, this is where I will share my book reviews and any book related topics.

I hope something I write sparks something in you to be bold and free in everything you do. And I wish you the very best in life.

 

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2: Weekly Confessions

You can say these out loud or quietly in our hearts

  • I trust in the plans that God has for me. I believe they are good
  • I am not in need of anything
  • I can bear ALL the fruits of the Spirit. love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
  • No past, present, or future hurt will overcome me.
  • I believe in a God of miracles.
  • Nothing and no one can steal my joy

I was inspired by the girls from The Transparency Blog for the post. Do check them out by clicking on the link HERE

What truths are you speaking over your life this week?