How often do you stop to recognize how God provides for you, and how often do you ask for his provision in your life?
Often we are quick to attribute our successes and gains to our own abilities, forgetting that nothing good that we do or have comes without God’s generous provision. Whether it’s God’s grace to advance spiritually or his provision for our physical needs, God is always with us, like a faithful father standing by his children—even though they may not realize his presence.
In this episode of the show, Jeff reflects on how each bike he owned throughout his youth came directly by way of his father’s generosity and provision. He uses his father’s constant presence and generosity as an image to remind us how God provides for us throughout our lives.
Snippet from the Show
“They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:31.
First Bike at Iowa State
Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Second Bike in Bloomington
Isaiah 41:10 – “fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”
Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5 – “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never fail you nor forsake you.”
Isaiah 40:31 – “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”