Provision Follows Obedience
"The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy." -Genesis 26:13
During the time that Isaac (the son of Abraham) lived in the Old Testament, there was a famine. Isaac decided to go to the king of the Philistines for help.
God spoke to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham." -Genesis 26:2 & 3
So Isaac did what God said. And he was blessed. So blessed, in fact, that the king of the Philistines told them to move away! "Then Abimelek said to Isaac, 'Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.'" v.16
There was a man close to our ministry who felt God calling him to create movies in Hollywood. He had the gift, the talent, and a passion for the craft and a passion for God. However, many months went by as he lived in Hollywood making many connections, but not receiving any work. He struggled to provide for himself and his family, and many times he considered moving back home.
However, one day an investor called him wanting to speak with him about funding all of his projects. What an answer to prayer! Although it had been confirmed to him through other believers that he was supposed to be there, he needed the financial provision in order to make his dream a reality. God came through in a big way!
Are you awaiting provision from God? Sometimes, we need to make the first move toward God's leading. Provision follows obedience.