Green Valley Sermons

God Will Meet Your Needs

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Phil 4:19-23

19 And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. NASB

So, what need have you had that God did not meet? Everything we have comes from Him. The breath we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat comes from Him. The ability to work and provide for yourself and your family comes from Him.

We have been given the time we need to repent of our selfishness and sell out to the Lord of lords and King of kings. We exist to glorify God. We are not here to enjoy life. We are here to bring glory to God our Heavenly Father.

We are called to salvation for this purpose, not for our good but for God's. When God allows difficulties to come our way, it is to remind us that we need to trust Him to see us through. When we are tempted, as we studied about on Wednesday evening, it is sent to give us the opportunity to turn to God who will give us the way of escape. Then we are to give God the glory for our deliverance. If it was easy and we could do it ourselves, God would not get the glory, we would.

Joy will come to those who submit to the truth that we are not living for ourselves, but for Him. Happiness is the result of living for the glory of God. God will meet our needs, but that is not why we serve Him. We serve Him because He is the One True God. He alone is worthy of all praise and honor and glory. He is worthy of our love. He loves us. He humbled Himself to become one of us to serve us. He calls us to love Him.

God will meet our needs. He loves us and wants us to be successful. He wants us to be successful at the most important job in the universe. He wants us to be successful at pointing others to the truth of God's word where we learn that God loves us. He loves me! He deserves to be Lord of our lives because He loves us so much.

Look at some of the truths we learned here in this letter from Paul to the church in Philippi:

Phil 1:6

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. NASB

Phil 1:21

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. NASB

When I live for the glory and honor of God, I am lifted up to the lofty position of fulfilling the purpose for which I was made. Living this life will not be easy, but God will supply all I need to go through whatever He allows me to face. His Spirit in me, His Presence, makes me what He intended me to be. We do not face these things alone. He is with us. For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. To die to the life of selfishness that the flesh, the world and the devil entices me to live sets me in the position to live for the the best possible life I can live.

Phil 2:5-11

5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. NASB

It is when we take on this attitude of humility and submission to God the Father that we will be raised to live the life God intended us to live. It is to God's glory that we have been given this life of walking in the Spirit, in the presence of the Almighty God who created all things.

Phil 2:12-13

12 work out your salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. NASB

God supplies all our need as we cooperate with God who works in us to will and do His good pleasure. We are not going to face the difficulties and temptations of this life on our own. It is as we join God in the task of bringing others to the place where they too submit to living for God's glory and not for their own that God will meet all our needs.

Phil 3:3

3 we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh, NASB

We are the true children of God who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus, giving Him the honor and glory for all that is accomplished. We put no confidence in the flesh. We were not made to walk alone. We were created to submit ourselves to Him and deny the self and live for Him.

Phil 3:8-15

8 I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, 10 that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; 11 in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. NASB

I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. My life is worthless if I live for me. Life is hopeless if I face life on my own. There is no good thing in me except for the Spirit of God who has come to take up residence in me. He gives me value and meaning and purpose. I keep pressing on to live out this great purpose that God has planned for me. I keep seeking Him, listening for His still small voice to lead me each day. I keep coming back to the altar to crucify the flesh, to die daily to self and live for and with Christ Jesus my Lord.

Phil 4:4-7

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The God of Peace comes to supply everything you need to follow Him and carry out His plan for your life. Rejoice!!! Are you anxious about all this, talk it out with Him. Let Him see your fear and let your requests be made to Him who lives within you. He will give you what you need. He will guard your hearts and minds when you are afraid. God will meet all you needs.

Phil 4:8-9

8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you. NASB

The God of Peace not only supplies what we need. He SHALL BE WITH YOU!!!

Phil 4:11-13

11 for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. NASB

Contentment comes when we lay down our plans and dreams at the feet of Jesus and begin living for His glory and honor instead of living for our own. Submit to Him as Lord. He strengthens me so I can face what ever He allows to come to me. He will meet my need.

Phil 4:19-20

19 And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

So what are you living for today? Are you wondering where your next meal will come from? Are you concerned that your health is not what you would like it to be? Are you saying something like this: “If this circumstance were different I could do more for the Lord.”?

God wants to take you where you are, just as you are, and supply all that you need to bring glory to Him.

The Israelites were standing on the shore of the Red Sea. Water before them. An army approaching from the rear.

Ex 14:13-14

13 But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. 14 The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent." NASB

Whatever you face today, you do not have to face it alone. You were created to bring glory to Your Creator. Jesus Christ died so that you could be restored to a relationship with God that will bring glory to God and draw others to follow Him.

God will meet all you needs.

Turn to Him. Quit trying to do it on your own. Decide today to live for Him and for His glory. Make this the goal and aim of your life. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today. Quit worrying and lay your problems on the altar and allow Him to show you what He will do to bring honor to Him. As you submit to Him He will lift you up and restore you to the high calling that He planned for you before you were born.

God will meet all your needs to His honor and glory.