The letter

envelope-back Hey God,

When I was a kid I used to sing a song called Jehovah Jireh, do you remember? I think it was in the brown book? Anyhoo, I’ve never quite worked out what a Jireh is, but I DO remember the rest of the song… my provider, his grace is sufficient for me, for ME, FOR ME!

Cool, so you mean I can live my awesome life pretty much any way I want and your grace will be sufficient to get me “in”? *cheers* For a moment there I thought you might mean that your grace is sufficient, like, if that was ALL I had it would be enough.

Now, I do want to address the matter of the second part to the song. “My God shall supply all my needs”.  I’ve realised that this isn’t just in the brown book it’s in the BIBLE! Who knew?

SO glad I have you around and that you have made that promise to me. It’s a bit awkward about all those other people who are poor, maybe they don’t sing the right songs, isn’t it about time you did something about that?

But, whatever, about supplying my needs. I have a list. How does this work? Do I leave it out at night like the tooth fairy? Should I bring my list to Church like visiting Santa? Or do I just drop HEAVY hints during regular daily activities like I do for my husband around birthday time? Is there a genie type bottle to rub?

As it says in the Bec paraphrased version - Philippians 4:19  And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches I am entitled to.

Woo hoo.

I’m so glad I invited you into my heart.

But annoyingly I also read the NIV version – Philippians 4:19  And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

According to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Oh dear.

I’m wondering…  how did my life get to a point where that makes me feel disappointed?

According to the riches of his glory…

Cos, I’d rather have a nice car than be given riches that glorify Christ? What happened to me?

You will supply all I need. But will you supply all I want?

Stupid brown book.

You are all I need, please help you to be all I want. Not in a booby prize, martyr I will have to put up with JUST having you type way, but in a OMG… yes literally OH MY GOD, you are a pearl of great price, you are life, nothing comes close to you I want you SO BAD all else is useless under the sun type way.

Amen.

Ps. I secretly think a Jireh means you like to bust a move