February 2023 – I shall not want
The Lord’s name is glorified for His faithfulness and unfailing love that has seen us through the month of January in the new year 2023. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed for His compassion fails not and they are new every morning. Our father in the Lord, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A. Adeboye has prophesied that this year 2023 is the year of “Double Portion.” The theme for this month of February, following after that of January which was The Lord is my Shepherd, is “I shall not want.” Because the Lord is our shepherd, we shall not be in want and we shall not lack anything because the double portion is our lot in the name of Jesus Christ.
We can rest assured of the provision of the Lord because the bible says in Psalms 84:11, (NKJV), For the LORD God is a sun and shield. The sun is the fundamental source of every form of power and light existing in the universe, so without the sun, the universe would lack energy and light and would be thrown into darkness. Likewise, the source of all that we have is the Lord. John the Baptist said in John 3:27, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.” The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
God’s provisions to us are limited not by the ability of God but by our faith. No one has ever or will ever discover the limits of God’s great ability. We have a wealthy Heavenly Father. His wealth is immeasurable. He is the One who created diamonds, rubies, gold, silver, and oil. No one can come close to comparison in the wealth of God. He can supply any need we have now and in the future. In Christ, we have a wonderful inheritance waiting for us.
When God is doing the provision, He can use anything He wants, to bring the provision.
For Elijah—He used ravens (1Kings 17:1-6)
For Peter—He used a fish that had a coin to pay the taxes (Matt. 17:24-27)
For Balaam—He used a donkey to speak God’s message (Numbers 22:22-35)
For Hagar and Ishmael, the well of water (Gen. 21:15-19)
Jesus Christ turned water into wine at the marriage of Galilee (John 2:1-11)
The prerequisites of receiving from the Lord as a child of God is to walk uprightly, fear the Lord, and seek the Lord. Psalm 34:9-10 (NKJV), Oh, fear the LORD, you, His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger, But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing. Follow the Lord as your Shepherd (Ps. 23:1).
If you have never really accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, would you do it right now?
Do not delay or put it off. If you would like to receive Christ by faith, pray this simple prayer:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for my sins on the cross and rose again on the third day. I repent of my sins. By faith, I receive the Lord Jesus as my Savior. You promised to save me, and I believe You because You are God and cannot lie. I believe right now that the Lord Jesus is my personal Savior, and that all my sins are forgiven through His precious blood. I thank You, dear Lord, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, God heard you and saved you. I personally want to welcome you to the family of God and rejoice with you.
Welcome to the month of February 2023, you shall not lack any good thing in Jesus’ mighty name.
1. Father: thank you for the provision you made for us to be rich through the grace and provisions of our Lord Jesus in redemption, 2 Corinthians 8:9
2. According to Psalms 1:3, we trust and put our hopes in you, causing us to be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters that will lack nothing in Jesus’ name.
3. Father, supply all our needs according to your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
4. As we seek you Lord in this year 2023, let lack be a thing of the past in our lives in Jesus’ mighty name. Psalms 34:10
God bless you.
Yours in the Lord, Pastor Lillian Haastrup