One of my all-time favorite movies, “What about Bob?”, with Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss 🙂
It is the story of Leo Marvin, a psychiatrist (Richard Dreyfus) and his patient Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) who has multiple dysfunctions. One of it, is personality dependency. I love this part where he says, “Gimme, Gimme! I Need, I Need!”
We can all identify with this, because we all are needy people. Some have more needs than other. The beauty of the human race is that we were created for community. In other word to help and provide for each other’s needs. This extends to the whole world. Whether it is family matters, learning schools, businesses, social services, scientific research, governments, international interests, intelligence agencies, discoveries and inventions, etc. we all need each other, we cannot do it alone.
Not only we need each other, but we also need our Creator: The ultimate need provider. Jehovah Jireh: The Lord will provide! First time uttered by Abraham. As a Heavenly Father He loves to give and provide for His children. Just as a good dad would.
So today, whatever the need be, turn to Lord for provision. Ask and you will receive. Just like you would ask a friend for a favor. Ask the Lord for a favor. And then when He asks you for a favor, just do it. And round and round we go.
Do you know that it brings glory to God when you ask Him for things you really desire! So, what do you want in the area of your finances, in your relationships, in your health, in your career/business, etc.?
Here are some beautiful promises to show you the Lord wants to be involved in giving you a fulfilled and abundant life. Not only does He provide for your needs, but He desires mostly to fulfill your wants.
What do you want? No really, what do you want?
“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name (Jesus), I will do it” John 14:13-14
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want” Psalm 23:1
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” Matthew 6:33
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish” Jeremiah 33:3
“And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity” II Corinthians 9:8
“But you shall remember [with profound respect] the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore (solemnly promised) to your fathers, as it is this day” Deut. 8:18
“The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it” Prov. 10:22
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” Ephesians 3:20-21