5 for $500

Life right now feels like a money storm. I’m reminded of the storm in which the disciples found themselves, and I’m trying to trust Jesus as they should have. (c.f. Matthew 8:23-27) I won’t embarrass you with the list of things about which we are tempted to worry, but I will tell you about some of the cool ways God has carried us through so far.

Recently someone gave us a gift of $500. Here is what that gift brought us: 1 washer, 1 dryer, 1 TV, 1 couch, 1 love seat, and a dinner out for Cathy and me (per giver’s request). At some point in the past I had looked ahead to these things and feared the price tag, but not only did God provide us an unexpected gift, He multiplied the gift many times by providing unexpected bargains.

I could repeat this example verbatim for our two cars, only changing the amounts.

So looking ahead we’ll keep our attention on Jesus.

One thought on “5 for $500

  1. You provide a lesson and example that all of us should live….trusting our Lord to provide that which is needed in life. I fear that, too often, we have been taught to make it happen rather than letting the Lord have part in the events of our lifes. Someone has taught the philosophy at some point which says, “He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not have it tooteth!” Hard to find dependence on God in the midst of that thought. An old evangelist turned college founder said many years ago “Go as far as you can on the RIGHT road, then trust God to guide you the way UNKNOWN.” He never fails, but don’t some of us have problems simply believing Him!
    You are the man! God bless you, my brother!

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