Today, I have two testimonies about God providing. The first one comes from someone I have been doing some budget counseling with, and they are wonderful sweet people. I’m so very proud of their hard work and commitment. The husband just told me about the blessing they recently received. This is what I recall from our conversation:
We are working through our budget, trying to follow it well. We are tracking spending on www.mint.com, but we made a few unplanned purchases perhaps we shouldn’t have, but we were not discouraged but more committed to getting it right. I prayed to God; “Lord you know my heart, and am asking you for help with our expenses, let us find some money.” Later that day, we were in the car going somewhere, we came to an intersection and stopped. I looked over, and there on the pavement I saw Benjamin Franklin’s picture. I was in the passenger seat and jumped out of the car, to pick up the blessing of a $100 bill. No one was around to claim it, and knew in my heart this was God’s blessing. We were able to fill up our car with gas and replenish our kitchen with food. – Anonymous
The second testimony was emailed to me a while back, from a friend.
“To pay for seminary, I needed to make some financial decisions. One was to keep my old car…15 years old…believing that God would provide a way to get a newer one in the future. After seminary, I still needed to make financial sacrifices to pursue the goals that God had for me. So the car got older…18 years old …. but it got me where I needed to go. I was grateful. In September 2012, I felt like God wanted me to start praying for someone to give me a car. I thought I would win a contest or something. Nothing happened that I could see. So I put the prayers “on the shelf” and continued to be grateful that I only had to drive 8 miles a day. In March, of 2013 my 19-year-old car had the brakes go out and would require $1000 brake job. I asked God what to do since I did not have the money. My next door neighbor came forward and told me that God had told her to give me her car (a 6-year-old car in perfect condition). I offered to pay what I could, but she said that God had told her to give it to me for free. I gave my older car to the mechanic who had always taken care of me. He was overwhelmed, knowing that he could fix it for the cost of parts and give it to his son who was in a bad place. My neighbor’s act of generosity gave me so much courage that God would always be there for me. Whenever I see my mechanic, he is still amazed at God’s provision to him and his son. God is always amazing in his generosity.” – Anonymous
God provides and is generous. Pray to him, with a grateful heart, bring him your needs and wants and don’t give up.