Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Growing My Faith Part 24 - A Fresh Supply

The little airplane swooped over the bush and came to rest on the lake in front of the cabin. Our friends met us at the dock and we unloaded box after box of supplies. It took awhile to get them all up the hill to the cabin. Before long the tea kettle was singing and we were comfortable on well worn couches in the isolated little log home.

Ann told me her cupboards were pretty well bare. They were out of most everything and had had little to prepare to complement the fish from the lake. The tea and cookies were a welcome treat. Ann was happy to get in a fresh supply of groceries and household needs. Bare cupboards can wear both body and soul down.

I thought about that little cabin in the bush this week. I recalled the long ago picture of Ann happily routing through the boxes to share cookies and tea with us. The memory was a pleasant surprise. It was stirred in our on-line Bible study group when one of the gals, from somewhere in the world prayed, “Lord, give us a fresh supply of Your grace today.”

A “fresh supply”! What a lovely picture of what God offers us each day! When the cupboards of our heart feel bare, and our emotions and physical strength wear thin, we can run to Him for a fresh supply.

Simply call out and exchange your weakness for His strength. Stop at your desk or as you drive or in the middle of your kitchen and tell Him you need a fresh supply from the very hand of God. He will see your need and He will bring a fresh supply of what you need.

Trust Him for it. Believe His word that He will supply it. Expect it…and be thankful when it comes. Share it with someone.

Listen to what God says to Israel… it shows His heart to those who call upon Him. You can embrace His promise too and find your own fresh supply.

“Don’t be afraid, for I have… called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned… For I am the Lord, your God… I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland…that my people may proclaim my praise… ” Isaiah 43: 1-21

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I need Your fresh supply today. Please restore my exhausted places with Your strength and power today. I give You my praise and my thanks!
In the name of Jesus, amen.