Do you ever wonder how and when God will meet your needs? Have you ever really needed something and the time was so quickly approaching that you weren't sure if it would happen? Do you believe God's word? Well, if you answered yes, I have good news! God will supply all your needs, and He is always right on time... never too early or too late!!!
The devil tried to fill my mind with fear and anxiety right after my husband left ..... especially about finances!! The thoughts were constantly rolling through my mind ....
How will I pay all the bills?
I can't afford to stay in our home!
I don't have the money for repairs!
How will I buy Christmas for my boys?
And the list goes on and on...
I remember sitting down with my sister to make a budget. The crazy thing is that it didn't even begin to make sense on paper. I had cut everything I knew to cut, but the amount of money coming in still wasn't enough when you looked at the bottom line. The devil tried to put thoughts in my mind about not tithing, but thankfully I knew that I couldn't afford not to give God His part.
I began to seek God for wisdom and guidance in this area like never before. He showed me that it was time for me to TRUST Him COMPLETELY!!! You see, my nature is to be a fixer and be in control. This was beyond my control, and it was time to relinquish all control to my Father!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
I remember listening to His Radio one afternoon and they were giving away free tickets for Chonda Pierce, a christian comedian. I called in and won the tickets!!! The show was very anointed as she candidly shared her struggles with depression. Near the end of the show as Chonda began to pray, I really felt the Holy Spirit ministering to so many hurts including mine. Then she gave the opportunity for audience members to adopt a child from a third world country. The Lord prompted me to make a $35 a month pledge. At first I was very hesitant because I knew it wasn't in the budget I created. Thankfully, I trusted the Holy Spirit and made the pledge. You see, when God moves you to do something for Him, He will ALWAYS supply the means to make it happen.
"And 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." ~ Philippians 4:19
As I began to walk in obedience to God, He started teaching me about how to trust Him and be used by Him. He taught me to become a cheerful, obedient giver with the time, talents, and gifts He has given me. He has poured out His grace abundantly upon my family by opening doors of opportunity and provision. As I sit here and begin to think of the countless "right on time blessings," Christmas miracles, and random acts of kindness that have been poured into our lives, my eyes are filled with joyful tears. There is a list that would likely be a mile long. He has used so many people to bless us and meet our needs during this journey.
Luke 6:38 ~ "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Is there an area of your life that you are holding back from God? I encourage you to relinquish all control and trust Him with every part of your life. There is NOTHING too big for God. His word says come as you are. He is patiently waiting for you to trust Him with your whole heart!
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