Exodus 16: 4 - 15
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will cause bread to rain from heaven for you; the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I may test them [to determine] whether or not they will walk [obediently] in My instruction (law)… So Moses and Aaron said to all Israel, “At evening you shall know that the Lord has brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord… Moses said, “This will happen when the Lord gives you …in the morning [enough] bread to be fully satisfied… in the morning there was a blanket of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew evaporated, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine, flake-like thing, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.
Right after Israel had come out of Egypt after many years of slavery, the Lord led them through the wilderness rather than the highways; lest the people saw war and became afraid. In the wilderness, the people began to complain of hunger, and the Father promised to provide bread for them. They knew that God was going to provide for them, and at what time He was going to do so. However, when they saw the food He had provided, they did not identify it as their desired provision. Moses had to tell them it was the food the Lord had promised them. If they were not told they would most likely have continued starving although they had excess food.
At every point, our Father provides the resources we need for the execution of the project at hand. He is All-Sufficient and as such provides even more than we may need. However, like the Israelites, it is possible to be surrounded by this supply and still not see it or identify it. Once, Jesus was teaching and what started as a one-day meeting soon turned to a many days teaching and healing service. At the end of the service, Jesus knew the people were too weak to look for food for themselves in the neighbouring cities, so He decided to feed them before they leave. His disciples could not understand how He intended to feed over five thousand people. The money they had was not going to be sufficient to feed the people, and the only food available was a little boy’s lunch. The disciples saw limited and insufficient resources, but Jesus could identify the little boy’s lunch (not the money) as the Father’s provision for that time. Out of five loaves and few fishes came a meal for a multitude with leftovers.
At every point, our Father provides the resources we need for the execution of the project at hand. He is All-Sufficient and as such provides even more than we may need. However, like the Israelites, it is possible to be surrounded by this supply and still not see it or identify it
As new creatures, we are never out of resources neither do we run out of resources. However, we must be able to identify what the resource/seed is. Identifying these resources is not by experience or an understanding/study of patterns or cycles. It is not guesswork. It is only possible via revelation.
The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise
John 5: 19 KJV
Before you start praying for supply or fold your arms in anticipation of needed resources, look around you through the eyes of revelation. What you need may just be at your feet.
John 6: 5& 6 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.