Prepare your plan today and see His provision as You’ve never seen before.
In the professional services world, PPP typically means “Personal Performance Plan.” PPP’s are completed by the professionals stating their goals for the year. However, this morning in my prayer time, God used this acronym “PPP” but showed me something else that ties into our personal performance planning.
Privilege. Praying. Partnering.
God has given each of us the privilege of praying and partnering with Him to do His work in this dark world.
It’s important for our growth to have a gameplan or roadmap that helps us stay on track in doing His work. This is what a personal performance plan is, or a vision board. I encourage you to get before God and ask Him to help you outline some goals for the year. Put pen to paper and list the deepest desires of your heart. Ask away. There’s nothing that we cannot ask of Him in prayer. We have not because we ask not.
As we write our personal performance plans, or vision boards, we’ll see one common thread in our dreams and goals ~ the need for provision. That provision could be the words to write in blog posts that will encourage and reach the hearts of the readers. The provision could be for time to pray for others who He is laying on our heart. It could also be for open doors, closed doors, money, food, faith, strength, good health, connections, platforms, etc, etc.
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I believe I could study God’s provision the remainder of my lifetime and never truly grasp the depths of it. But I welcome the challenge to go deeper and deeper as He leads.
This morning, He led me to the two books of Thessalonians. Let’s look in these two books for His provision. And actually I’m just going to share a glimpse of it from the first two chapters in the first book. I encourage you to also read these two books. It is an experience that will change the way you see provision.
1:1 God provides grace and peace.
1:2 God provides people for us.
1:3 God the Son provides us enduring hope.
1:4 God provides us with His love and provides us with family because He chose us as His own.
1:5 God the Holy Spirit provides us with power to know truth.
1:6 God the Holy Spirit provides us with joy.
1:7 God provides our witness.
1:8 God provides our platform or stage to be heard.
1:9 God provides the ability to be hospitable to others.
1:10 God provides our hope for the future and for the return of Jesus Christ.
The first chapter in first Thessalonians has ten verses and each one of these ten verses contains God’s provision! A perfect 10.
So often, when we pray for God’s provision, we are praying for money to meet our needs. His provision is SOOOOO much more than money. Yes, His provision includes money for our needs but we need to open our eyes and ears and hearts to fully understand what His provision includes so that we don’t limit what we receive.
Let’s take a look at chapter 2:
2:1 God provides our success.
2:2 God provides our courage and boldness to declare the Good News of Jesus.
2:2 God provides a way through opposition.
2:3 God provides purity in the words we share.
2:4 God provides the ability to please only Him.
2:4 God provides purity in the motives of our hearts.
2:5 God provides us with a powerful witness in Himself in protecting our motives.
2:6 God provides us with NO desire for human praise.
2:7 God provides us with the discernment to care for His flocks.
2:8 God provides us with the ability to be transparent in our living.
2:9 God provides us with the ability to work hard.
2:10 God provides the strength to be steadfast and honest.
2:11 God provides us with the love of a Father.
2:12 God provides us with the encouragement to build others up in His kingdom.
2:13 God provides us with confirmation that His Word is being spoken through us and being heard by others.
2:14 God provides us with strength to withstand persecutions for His Son’s sake.
2:15 God provides us with strength to conquer death for His Son’s sake.
2:16 God provides vindication upon those who persecute us.
2:17 God provides heart connections among His people.
2:18 God provides open doors as well as closed doors.
2:19 God provides our reward and crown as we share His Son Jesus.
2:20 God provides pride and joy through the love and sharing with others.
Again, every single verse in chapter two is filled with God’s provision.
And chapter two has 20 verses – double that of chapter one! Double the provision. I won’t continue through these two books but you truly can see God’s provision throughout if you are looking for it.
As I mentioned above, in my prayer time today I received these words for the acronym PPP ~ Privilege, Praying and Partnering.
We have the privilege of praying with God as He chooses to partner with us to do His work.
And as we pray and partner with Him, He will provide all that we need! What a privilege it is to be able to not only talk with but to also partner with God Almighty! His ways are so perfect. Let Him start showing You provision today.
Here is my prayer for all of us:
As we come before You in our time of prayer, open our eyes, our ears and our hearts to receive all that You have for us. Please break down those barriers we’ve erected that hold us back from seeing Your provision in our lives. Help us cultivate a giving and loving and thankful heart. Create in us pure hearts and renew steadfast spirits within us.
Father, use us in mighty ways in Your kingdom. Show us those in need around us and give us Your Words to speak that will open their hearts to receive You. Thank you, Father, for Your Son Jesus and Your Holy Spirit which you have given so freely. Help us to give freely to others.
As we stand before You, enable us to live a life worthy of Your call. Give us the power to accomplish all the good things that our faith prompts us to do. Let us bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. It is in His holy name we pray.
Stay in the Light and Love always,