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Follower of One : Missions For The Rest Of Us

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Sep 29, 2021

Hey, it's Mike Henry with Follower of One, and today I want to focus on Philippians 4:19, "and my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." When I think about this passage, we've been talking about, Paul is actually building up and thanking the people in Philippi for their donation to him, for their gift to him. They gave to him financially. And he's challenging them a little bit in his giving.

He says, "Thank you for going above and beyond. I didn't need this. I've learned to be content in whatever situation I'm in, but I also am grateful for what credits to your account because of the gift that you give in order to bless others." And then he says, "My God will repay you." That's what I believe he's saying, "My God will meet your needs in response to your gift or not." I believe he's saying that God will meet your needs. Now, he doesn't meet luxuries necessarily, but he does often. But to me, the key phrase in this isn't about meeting needs or luxuries or wants or desires, it's about being according to His riches.

God's riches are unlimited, and when He supplies our needs, according to His riches and not out of His riches, this is a different story. This provides a different opportunity for us. God is going to meet our needs and supply our needs, according to His riches out of His wealth, or rather not out of His wealth, but according to His wealth, He owns everything.

We have much to look forward to, and maybe you don't look forward to the future right now. Maybe you're challenged. This verse, I hope, becomes an encouragement to you. Paul says "I've received everything in full and having abundance in the verse." Before this, "I am amply supplied; having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent. It's acceptable and it's well pleasing to God that you gave this gift to me, and my God will supply your needs, according to His riches." 

Let's watch God today supply our needs. What's our application for today? Ask God to show you where you can give what He's already given you, and create an opportunity for God to supply your needs.

Our job is to ship. Our job is to give things away and to serve others and to be a blessing for them. God's job is to supply our needs, according to His riches. The Lord fills the warehouse and it's our job to ship it empty, and I would like to encourage you today: look around. Pray and ask God to show you the people that you work with and the people that you interact with today.

What can you do to be shipping grace into their situation? Because God will supply your needs. According to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. I hope this verse becomes a memory verse for all of us and challenges us. We focus on shipping, let's ship the blessing of Jesus. Our calling is to serve others and to appreciate them for His glory.

Thank you for being a marketplace minister. And thank you for listening to this podcast. I'm grateful for your participation in our ministry. If you'd like to learn more, check out, and join us and take part in the next Marketplace Mission Trip. Thanks very much.