On God supplying our every need. Even gas money (Philippians 4:19)

"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19

This is in Philippians immediately after Paul is thanking them for their gift (assumedly financial). I'm not sure why people are opposed to giving financially to churches or others (especially missionaries). Sometimes I suppose they have a disagreement with that person's employer, a theological difference perhaps. But giving is such a blessing, and it's a real shame to miss out on that for almost any reason at all.

Sometimes I wonder about this verse. It does seem to be saying we'll receive financial provision in exchange for giving financially doesn't it? Although most people would almost always argue against this idea. While I do think our motivation in giving should not be financial security, there seems to me to be a correlation.

Every time I have given, be it out of much or of little, the Lord has returned the favor. Not in a 1-1 sort of deal. And it's not always immediately obvious (sometimes I don't realize it for years). But I definitely find when I'm not giving, I never seem to have enough, and when I give and give I always have as much as I need.

The Lord provides.If you're giving generously, I think its acceptable to assume the Lord will be giving back, even if its not always how you'd think or want. The Lord has WAY more money than you'll ever understand, and just as much grace to back it up.

Thank you Lord for meeting every need of ours, and even occasionally our wants.