18At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God. 19And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
20Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.
Philippians 4:18-20 NLT
Paul is so grateful for what he has and he is thankful or the provisions sent to him by the Philippian church. Even when he was having difficulties, Paul said he had learned contentment. Its true, God meets our needs in a variety of ways. Paul expresses confidence for God’s supply not only for himself but also for the them:
“This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”
To live in the “abundance” of your relationship with God through Jesus is to live confidently and generously. To live in the abundance of Jesus allows you to be a connecting person in your relationships. This kind of life is in contrast to a “stingy” demeanour about life. The stingy person acts as if all the glory of life depends on themselves. But for us, as followers of Jesus we have the promise of God’s great supply and grace even when we feel that we don’t immediately have enough money, strength, will-power, kindness, peace, joy, or even love.
He can supply. He will supply–from what may seem to be likely and unlikely sources.