“Jireh, you are enough…and I will be content in every circumstance, Jireh, you are enough…” Those lyric from the song Jireh (by Maverick City) are stuck on replay in my head these days. I am amazed by the faithfulness of God as he remains consistent to prove Himself as my provider.
When we first learn this name of God in scripture, it is in Genesis 22:13-14. Abraham demonstrates his ability to walk out in faith and obedience through his willingness to offer Isaac as a sacrifice to God. Here’s what the passage says in the King James Version:
“13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.”
We learn from this passage how God provided a ram as the sacrifice instead of Abraham having to offer his promised son, Isaac. When we hear the word “provision” nowadays, we have a tendency to associate it within a financial context. However, the provision Abraham needed in this text was not money. Instead, he needed God to provide a solution for the problem in his personal situation; he needed an acceptable sacrifice to replace his son.
There will never be a time in our lives we will not need to know God as Jehovah Jireh, The Lord Our Provider. In every season of our life, we find ourselves needing his provision in different ways. Sometimes, that is financial, and we need to see God make a way out of no way. Sometimes we need him to provide security to us about His will or purpose for us. Sometimes, we need to know God’s provision by the answer He reveals to a problem; or a strategy He releases to offer us the solution only He can offer.
My beautiful sister, how do you need to know Jehovah Jireh right now? I am clinging to His provision of contentment for me, especially in this season of my life. Knowing God as my provider brings me a strong sense of confidence because I know I can put my hope in His all-sufficiency for me. I pray you know that same assurance today also.
Prayer of A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) to Jehovah Jireh, The Lord Our Provider
Adoration ~ Father, I acknowledge you as Jehovah Jireh, The Lord, Our Provider. You alone are worthy of my adoration. I worship you and lavish you with praise.
Confession ~ Lord, I acknowledge I have not always trusted you as my provider. There have been times when I doubted if you would show up as Jehovah Jireh on my behalf. Please forgive me for questioning your commitment and faithfulness to me.
Thanksgiving ~ God, I am so thankful for all of the ways you have allowed me to know you as Jehovah Jireh. Thank you for showing up in times when I felt hopeless. Thank you for making a way when I did not know how a way would be made. Thank you for being my Jehovah Jireh, over and over again.
Supplication ~ May I always experience you as Jehovah Jireh in every aspect of my life. I pray you will always provide for me and all those I love. I know that you are more than enough.