As we continue looking at the vision God has placed in our hearts, today we want to look at God’s provision for our vision. When God places a vision in us, He provides a way for that vision to be accomplished. One example of this is found in Exodus 36:5. God has asked the people to build a tabernacle for Him. Moses relayed to the children of Israel that God commanded that an offering to be taken up to build the tabernacle. In our Scripture today, we see the result. “And they said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the Lord commanded us to perform.” (NASB) The workers were receiving much more than was needed and they asked Moses to tell the people to stop bringing their gifts. God provided the needed resources, financial and material, to complete the task.
Provision is often thought of in terms of money, but that isn’t always the way God provides for us. Sometimes He provides the opportunity to step out in faith to do what He has placed in our hearts. Sometimes He provides the inspiration, or maybe a little push in the direction He wants us to go to take that first step.
For me, my vision is to reach people for Jesus. Writing a blog wasn’t something I had ever thought about until a pastor prophesied over me that I would reach many people with my writing. I started to journal for myself. No one else saw what I wrote, it was between me and God. Then a friend of mine suggested I start a blog. I didn’t know the first thing about it. I met someone who had a blog and I saw what he wrote and how it worked, and God put a spark in my heart that this was the direction He wanted me to go. He provided me the motivation to take that first step. One of my friends had a blog on WordPress, and I looked at their format and decided to use WordPress for my blog. Not long after that, I began to see posts all over the place for Bible Journaling. At first, I was unsure about using art in my Bible to express what God was saying, but then I began to see that using Bible Journaling was another tool to reach people for Christ. I began to incorporate the Journaling entries in with my blog and at this point, my blog page has garnered about 40 viewers just from WordPress alone. I have another 200 or so from Facebook that read my blog. I know it is a small beginning, but I am not discouraged. The Bible says not to despise small beginnings. “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” (Zechariah 4:10 NLT) We need to start somewhere, and humble beginnings can bring great harvest if we allow it to happen.
God also provides people, as in the case of our verse today. The congregation needed to step up and give their money, material, time, talents, and other resources to complete the tabernacle. Sometimes we need others to assist us in accomplishing our vision. Maybe our vision is a business, workers are needed when the business begins to expand, and God will bring them to us so that the business will succeed.
God provides a platform and opportunity for us to complete the vision, as in my case. He also will provide ideas to help us move forward in accomplishing the vision. Whatever is needed for us to be successful in making the vision come to completion, God will provide for us. One name of God is Jehovah Jireh, The Lord will provide! Today, as we look to God for our vision, ask Him to provide what is needed to accomplish that vision.