Future fruitfulness – provision

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2024

“God not only has provision for our current emptiness, but He also has provision for our future fruitfulness.  We become ‘creative’ not by creating from scratch but by seeing what we haven’t previously seen.”- Alan Wright

“When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.”- Steve Jobs

Alan Wright concludes Chapter 2 of Seeing as Jesus Sees as he states that it’s most glorious to see the provision of God’s grace in the midst of our troubles.  Thus, the deepest, most vital question belongs to Isaad: “Where is the Lamb?”  How do you see the work of Jesus, the Lamb of God, amid your situation?

However, Pastor Wright cautions, when life gets hard or scary, we find it tempting to abandon “seeing” and go back to “doing.”  Because the do-to-be-tree’s allure dupes us.  We think harder work and more personal sacrifice provides the key to blessing and productivity.  Hence, we serve as our own providers.  Because we want to manufacture our own answer.

The disciples never needed to beg Jesus to put fish in the Sea of Galilee.  The fish were already there.  Nor do we need to beg God for His provision.  To have more of God’s provision = having more of His vision.  Above all, God’s ahead of us.  He’s in our future.

In conclusion, Pastor Wright exhorts:

“God is in your future.  He’s already there, seeing what you need before you need it.  He provides because He sees before we see. . . .  He sees the answer to your dilemma, the creative solution to your problem, and the beauty for your ashes because He is already in your future. . . .  So pause.  Connect your heart to Christ.  Ask Him, ‘What am I missing, Lord?  Jesus, I’m empty — what do you see?’  Then look.  Jesus delights in showing you His grace.”

Today’s question: Do you truly believe Jesus has provision for your future fruitfulness?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “His assignments – privileges”

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