Jehovah-Jireh, My Provider

Whats_in_a_NameWhat’s in a name? A name is more than just something by which we are called; in a sense, it is our reputation. Did you know there are a multitude of names for God? 

Each name unique and powerful; the list is endless. Join us on this exciting adventure through Scripture, where we will learn some amazing verses, talk about how those verses should affect our lives, and discuss some practical ways to make these names “real”.

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” So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The Lord will provide’; as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.'”

~ Genesis 22:4

Earlier this week, we talked about God being our Abba Father. A significant portion of a father’s job is to provide for his children. There are many ways in which we are provided for. Today, we want to devote our Bible time to focusing on how God has provided for our needs and desires.

Before activities begin, I could ask my children to share some of the ways they recognize God’s provision in their lives. We’ll list all our ideas on the whiteboard and see how many we can come up. (This is a great opportunity to see where my children’s hearts lie, and might surprise us with the depth of their responses.) Then, we’ll start breaking some of them down, with me adding a few of my own ideas to the list.

  • Salvation
  • Forgiveness
  • New Life
  • Help
  • Daily Needs (Food/Clothes/A Home/Car)
  • Family
  • Friendships
  • A Place of Worship
  • Gifts/Talents
  • Opportunities
  • and more…

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”

~ Romans 8:32

As always, it would be a good idea to spend a few moments in prayer, thanking the Lord for all the ways in which He constantly provides for our needs. I want to give each of my children an opportunity to pray, specifically acknowledging all the Lord is doing on their behalf.

To help my children better understand how much Lord provides for us, it might be fun to have our children learn all it takes to make our family budget work! This is a great opportunity to sit with their Pop and learn about keeping a balanced budget. For my older kids, it might be time to review banking concepts and practice budgeting exercises.

This is also the perfect time to help our children understand that God sometimes uses His church to provide for other people’s needs. During the Christmas season, many ministries contact us for assistance. Let’s get the kids involved! We’ll sit down with our Gospel for Asia and World Vision Christmas catalogs and pick some gifts which would bless families in need.

Each and every day, God provides. He is the reason we breathe, move, and have our being (Acts 17:28). May we use this season to remember the many provisions of God. And, may we be open to God using us to provide for others.

🔔Time to Chime In: Is there a special ministry the Lord has put on your heart to help provide assistance?

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3 thoughts on “Jehovah-Jireh, My Provider

  1. I agree with this approach. WorldVision or (we work with) Compassion catalogues help us to disconnect them from the ”commercialised secular side of Christmas.” We encourage the kids to think about giving Jesus a birthday present. In that gift comes the act of giving or sacrificing (dedicating some of the budget we would otherwise spend on food etc.) in order to give to those in real need of help. Cool stuff, C.G.

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