Except taken from my book, ‘Just say YES’
We had great expectations today because we needed over one thousand dollars. What did God have up His sleeve for us today?
We jumped onto the computer and there it was, ‘You’ve Got Mail.’ Excitement stirred in our hearts. An email from a friend who had promised to support us. We were eager to see what her pledge amount was going to be. Could it be the answer to our thousand dollar need?
‘I want to send you twenty dollars.’
How would you look at that twenty dollars in the midst of the numerous dollars needed for the day? If twenty dollars was all that came in despite needing so much more, what would be your response? ‘God, that isn’t enough. God, just twenty dollars? God, didn’t you hear me when I said we needed over thousand dollars today?’ Or would you say, ‘God, you are so amazing! You spoke to someone in another state to give of the little they had to be a blessing to us today. Thank you so much for the twenty dollars. Please Lord, do what needs to be done with that twenty dollars, and we trust you for the rest.’
Thankfully, we prayed the latter because as I so often say, thankfulness moves the heart of God. It was easy for us to pray the prayer of thanksgiving because we just knew in our hearts God was going provide the thousand dollars. You see something supernatural was happening in us during a two hundred day walk God took us on during that time. The path we were on was no natural path. It is impossible to fully articulate in words the journeying God had us on, but we felt like we were walking with Him on the outskirts of heaven as we saw Him do miracle after miracle for us.
After that prayer of thanksgiving for the twenty dollars, abundance began to pour in. We had been trying to sell big ticket items to pay off debt and nothing was happening until this day. The twenty dollar day. Before we knew it we had people on our doorstep with cash in hand buying up many things we had been struggling to sell before. By lunchtime we had one thousand, two hundred dollars in our hands!
And it didn’t stop there. My husband Paul also got a free airfare to Sydney to begin his study course and with the extra two hundred dollars we were able to pay off the remaining course fees in plenty of time before he commenced.
And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust Him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with Him. Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done. Colossians 2:6-7 (TLB)
Trust God in your journey.
2 thoughts on “Don’t despise the small things”
Hey Deb, this post reminds me to not focus on what we do not have in our hands but to acknowledge and use what we do have âin our handsâ. Enjoying reading your teaching in the blogs. Appreciate you sharing your life experiences and miracles!
Thanks Wendy. Love and appreciate you. x