DIG for Tuesday the 15th of August….provision always follow vision; I’ll always steal a good line…..1 Kings 17 v 2 to 4

I am never shy away from ‘stealing’ a good phrase or good teaching and this DIG is no exception!

I heard a Bible teacher last night say that provision always follows vision, and it made me think of my own experience and that of Elijah.

Elijah had a word from God (we could call this his vision or mission), and that was to go to the brook Cherith, where he would be provided with water and food.

His provision was not where he was, it was somewhere else.

Elijah took God’s word (his vision or mission) and went where he was told, and of course the provision was there.

I always had plans to move towards more ministry, but was always held back with my full-time secular work.

My plan was to put things in place for more ministry (including the finances) and then give up my job, but that just did not work.

God led me to resign my secular job without knowing how and where my needs would be met, other than knowing that God would provide.

And of course He did!

I had the vision, I put it into place (by leaving my work) and God had already made the provision for me.

My needs and the needs of my family are being met; God’s provision was there for me to put into place His vision.

You see, what I realised was that if we have a vision (or mission or task or role) from God He always follows up with the provision required.

In fact the provision is always in place before we even implement the vision; notice that He told Elijah He had already told the ravens to feed him.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have already put in place the provision for any vision that you place in my heart”.

1 Kings 17 v 2 to 4…..And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastwards, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there


DIG for Monday the 14th of August…..I am a saint, and I’m not even dead yet…..Ephesians 1 v 1

As I was listening to a preacher today he started speaking about how a person becomes a saint in the eyes of the Catholic Church.

Before a person can be a saint they have to be dead, and they have to have had proven miracles accredited to them.

Then a committee of men make that person a saint.

This is so contrary to what the Bible actually says.

I am a saint, and if you are born again, then you are a saint.

We are not made a saint by men because of what we have done, we are made a saint as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus.

In one sense we are the same as saints made by men in that we are dead, although not physically.

Our old sin nature has died and our new perfect nature was created in righteousness and true holiness.

This is how a saint is ‘made’, by God as a gift of grace through faith, not by a committee of men looking at the your deeds.

No matter how good you are, you cannot make yourself a saint through works or deeds.

Only the Lord can make you a saint and that only comes through faith.

Are you born again this afternoon?

Yes, then you my friend are a saint!

You are no longer a sinner and you are certainly not a sinner saved by grace; you are a saint.

Once you recognise that, believe that and tell yourself that, then you will start to display saintly actions.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have been made a saint as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus”.

Ephesians 1 v 1…..Paul, as apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus