Jehovah Jireh


The name, Jehovah Jireh, means that I AM the God who sees and provides. It is the very nature of God as Father to see the needs of his children and to provide. God’s provision is not dependent on where we are on our journey. God is the everywhere evenly present Spirit of Absolute Good.

God provided for the children of Israel when they were under Egyptian bondage. They had the fish, melons, onions, leeks and the garlic (Numbers 11:5). Even when we give away our freedom and enslave ourselves to sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, cigarettes, shopping, etc. God still meets our needs.

When the children of Israel were in the wilderness, God still took care of them. They had manna and quails, water from the rock and their clothes did not wear out (Deuteronomy 29:5).  When we go through our wilderness experiences and we are in that “in between place,” God still sustains us.

As a nurturing parent, God also brought the children of Israel to the place of promise.  The Promised Land was so fertile that it was described as a land flowing with milk and honey.  When the promises of God are manifested in our lives, the possibilities were endless.

No matter where we are along the path to wholeness: bondage, the wilderness or the Promised Land, we can rest in the truth that God is faithful and will meet our every need.

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity of Midtown, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.

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