Provision & Obedience

While trying to help someone navigate some particularly difficult terrain in life this week, the following truth occurred to me:

Provision follows obedience.

The provision of God generally follows obedience to God.

Usually, we want it to happen the other way around. Lord, once I get this money/blessing/relationship/health, then I’ll start obeying you completely.

I believe God calls us to a completely different perspective.

When we obey him — especially in radical, counter-intuitive ways — then his provision flows into our lives. When preceded by risk-taking faith, God’s supply outpaces our demand in ever more surprising ways.

So whether you are at a point of life transition or struggling with your next ministry move, choose a life of boldly difficult obedience.

And watch the provision flow.

Provision follows obedience.