“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. ” like most young newlyweds, my wife Ginger and I were going through financial difficulties. I am a firm believer that the combination of prayer and faith can fix anything, and the Lord will provide all our needs. However, Ginger had trouble letting go and letting God take over. The problem was that I was praying over our situation myself and failed to include my new wife. The bills were being met and I knew God was answering my prayers. A cell phone bill had come in for a grand total of $198.63. Ginger started expressing her worries and concerns about the bill as I patiently listened. This time God impressed me to share my prayer time and trust in him with ginger, so I did. We prayed together and when we were finished, I said,”let’s trust and have faith and discard the problem from our thoughts.” We had some items left over from a yard sale and decided to have another sale to get rid of the rest along with some other items we had around the house. Throughout the yard sale day, I did not feel like we had many people show up, but I was happy just knowing that God was with us and that it would be okay. We cleaned up the leftovers and sat down from exhaustion. I took out all the folded money and coins for my pocket and proceeded to count. I could not believe my eyes! God had done it again. “Ginger, ” I said, ” Come look at this! ” Ginger walked over and we started counting the money together, $198.63 ! I never expected to see that much money after so few people seemed to show up. It never ceases to amaze me that are Great and Mighty God, creator of the entire universe could hear a prayer from someone smaller than a speck, and loves us enough to listen and help. ” 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 NLT).
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts