10But I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye have revived your thought for me; wherein ye did indeed take thought, but ye lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. 12I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. 13I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me. 14Howbeit ye did well that ye had fellowship with my affliction. 15And ye yourselves also know, ye Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving but ye only; 16for even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my need. 17Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account. 18But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God. 19And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20Now unto our God and Father be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Mike Adkins felt that God was leading him to quit his job and go into full time ministry and music. Quickly he and his wife ran out of money, which made a bad impression on Mike's unbelieving father. One evening, after speaking and singing in a church, a man said God clearly told him to give Mike a gift of money. Not only did the gift cover his needs, but it led his own father to salvation in Christ.
Hudson Taylor was given the care of a hospital with no funds for its operation. He and native helpers joined together in prayer until God provided the needed funds through a check from London.
God provided clothes desperately needed for Hudson Taylor after he had sacrificed his previous clothes to care for a sick brother.
Ross Tooley told no one about his needs, but trusted his Heavenly Father to provide. God spoke to a man and told him to provide for Russ' needs.
When a measles epidemic struck the Miltones and Bruce Olson ran out of drugs to stop the epidemic; he had no funds in the bank, yet he didn't flinch but believed that God will somehow provide the drugs needed. And Bruce was right, as God supplied miraculously, more than enough funds to get the drugs and control the spread of the disease.
God sends CT Studd some new teeth through a dentist Doctor, Mr. Buck, who arrived at the very heart of Africa despite earlier rejections for his application to become a missionary.
George Muller's prays for God to provide the funds to enlarge his work, God answers.
God provides bread and milk for George Muller and the children in the orphanage in a miraculous way.
Brother Andrew and a group of young people trust God to provide for tea and cake. God provides in a miraculous way.
A proclamation was issued stating that nothing should be sold to Hudson Taylor, a foreigner. He clung to prayer as his only hope when he was stranded and without support. He had a visitor one night while praying who gave him food without saying anything.
Dr. Sung wanted a confirmation that he should remain an itinerant evangelist. God provided the confirmation.
Believers prayed for £100 for a specific purpose, God precisely answers their prayers.
Mabel Francis was a missionary to Japan for more than 50 years, but before that, when she was still a young student in Boston, MA, the Lord told her to start a rescue mission for street girls. She listened to His voice and experienced His direct provision for the work.
Billy Bray faced intense opposition to building a church that God had commanded him to build. When the church is complete, it became an important meeting place for believers. Some of those who had opposed him returned to ask for his forgiveness, and he forgave them.
George Muller lacked funds for the day's orphanage needs. God provided throughout the day, just in time for each need.
The Sanborn's had their plane tickets stolen. They only had $300, and needed an additional $600 for new tickets. But God commanded them to give that $300 to another needy family. After a little hesitation and more prayers, they obeyed God. The very next day, a total stranger sent them the largest individual donation they had ever received.