LACK NOTHING Mark 6:7-12
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Imagine going on a trip without luggage. No basic necessities. No change of clothing. No money or credit cards. Sounds both unwise and terrifying doesn’t it? But that’s exactly what Jesus told His twelve disciples to do when He sent them out on their first mission to preach and heal. “Take nothing for the journey excerpt a staff,” said Jesus. “No bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra shirt” (Mark 6:8-9) Yet later on when Jesus was preparing them for their work after He was gone, He told His disciples, “If you have a purse, take it, and also a bag, and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one (Luke 22:36) So, what’s the point here? It’s about trusting God to supply. When Jesus referred back to that first purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” And they answered, “Nothing” (v35) The disciples had everything they needed to carry out what God had called them to do. He was able to supply them with the power to do His work. (Mark 6:7) Do we trust God to supply our needs? Are we also taking personal responsibility and planning? Let’s have faith that He will give us what we need to carry out His work.
PRAYER LINE: You are good, Lord, and all You do is good Help us in our endeavours to pray and to plan and to trust You.
God’s will done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply (ODB)