Everybody needs something. A very simple statement, but so true. Now, this is not always the case, but when it is, we want to know how we can fulfill that need. As always, God’s Word has the answer. There are 2 primary solutions to the problem – asking and doing. James tell us in ch 4:2 that “you have not because you ask not”. There are times when we ask and God simply provides for us, then there are times when God gives us instructions as to how we are to get what we need. One way to “get” is to “give”. Luke 6:38 says that if we give it shall be given unto us. Gal 6:7 tells us that whatever we sow is what we shall reap. II Cor 9:6 reminds us that if we sow sparingly we will reap sparingly and if we sow bountifully we will reap bountifully. I know that these passages refer to different items and areas, but the principle is the same for whatever we need.
If a man wants to reap a lot of corn, he doesn’t go to his field with a handful of potatoes. He also doesn’t look at his handful of corn and say “that isn’t enough to produce a crop, so I will just eat if myself”.
If you have a need, give God what you have and watch Him produce a bumper crop for you. If you need money, increase you tithe so God can give you more in return. If you need time, increase you time with Him in prayer, in Bible reading, in Church attendance. If you wish you could serve God better but feel you have not talent, use what you have and watch God bless that for His Glory.
Don’t be satisfied and don’t hold back on God expecting Him to be pleased. In Mal 3:10 God extends a challenge saying to prove Him and see if He will not open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing.
We all have needs and we all have a source to supply those needs.