God’s provision

I wanted to share some really neat testimonies about God’s power and provision. The LORD WILL provide for those who ask of Him, whatever they need. Even if it’s something we may not think is that important to ask God for (like hot chocolate), He will provide it because He loves us and wants to show us He’s the same today, yesterday, and forever. Here are 4 of my testimonies (and I look forward to sharing many more).

The first testimony I want to share is one that might not seem big to other people but it’s really cool to me. I had a strong craving for hot chocolate weeks ago but there was none in my pantry, so knowing that God was my provider, I asked Him in prayer to send me hot chocolate. A couple weeks passed, no hot chocolate. But then…I went to my mom’s (my parents are divorced and I live with my dad). One day during my stay, as I was helping in the kitchen, my mom says from the pantry, “there’s hot chocolate in here too”. My head quickly turns to her in surprise and all I could do is smile to myself. But at this time I hadn’t yet known I was going to be moving in with her for a couple months. But God knew!! πŸ™‚ I am now living with her and and have my hot chocolate! She has like 5 boxes of it (French Vanilla, Mocha Cappachino, etc). Yum!!!

My next testimony is about giving to others. The church I go to collects canned goods for a food pantry but the food pantry had a real need this year during the holiday season so our church was asking for money for them ($50 would pay for an entire meal for a family) and God had really laid it on my heart to want to give. So I wrote them a check for $100 some time before Thanksgiving. My dad wasn’t too thrilled with that and after he found out I did it and said I didn’t have the money to do that, I kept confessing to him that the Lord is my provider and everything I have belongs to Him. RIGHT after our conversation, I checked my e-mail, and I opened an e-mail message from the job I had been temping for, asking me to start working for them part-time. Praise God!! He not only gave back to me the money I gave away, but He gave to me even more and did this right in front of my dad!!

I wanted to give more money to the food pantry for the Christmas season but my dad told me right away that he wasn’t going to allow me to do it. Well, God is teaching me to be more submissive to him since he’s still my dad and I still live under his roof. So, I decided not to worry about it and just let God take care of it. My dad and I had a few conversations about it, I still confessed God as my provider, etc. Last Saturday rolls around, and I get a holiday card from the family I work for (it’s a small family-owned business) with a 100 dollar bill in it!! Praise the LORD!!! I drove back home that night after work (instead of to my mom’s) and told my dad I was going to give it to the church since God gave me that 100 dollars to give. This time, he didn’t say no or complain. He just kinda smirked and tried to find a natural explanation for it and walked downstairs. So I got to give the 100 that Sunday to the church to give to the food pantry!

One more testimony I would like to share. I gave my only Bible to my unsaved mother, in faith, just trusting that God would provide one for me. The only people who knew I did this was of course my mom and my sister who was with me at the time. A few weeks later, in my Sunday School class, my Sunday School teacher comes up to me and says, “I have a Bible for you”. Praise God!!! She had no idea I needed one but God knew!!!

Praise God!!! He is so faithful and is really preparing me for the days ahead. I challenge you all to ask God for something that you would normally go to the store and buy and just wait, in faith, for Him to give. Or give to others in need, in faith, and see how God will provide!! He will not let you down! He hasn’t let me down!! I have so many more testimonies I would love to share so I will find time to do that over the next few weeks. Maybe next time I’ll focus on God’s healings! Or deliverance! What can’t the Lord do? πŸ™‚

I hope these testimonies will bless you all!! God bless!!

Sara

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  1. My mom just informed me this evening that she has started reading the Bible. πŸ™‚ Said she’s trying to make it a resolution to read a little bit at a time to get to know more about it and hopefully understand it. Said she wasn’t going to get into it like I do…but I told her, in different words, that that will be for God to decide. πŸ˜‰ (Since He puts it in us to will and to do of His good pleasure).

    I’m the only member of my family (immediate and extended) who is serious about the Lord but I see God working in different members of my family little by little. I have faith for them. I can’t wait to start seeing them come into the kingdom. Praise the Lord for starting to draw some to Himself.

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Praise the Lord! God is so faithful! So glad to hear you mom is looking into the Word. I pray the Lord would give her eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart to receive of the goodness and mercies and plans he has for her life! Very happy for you sister, as I know you love your family very much ….

  2. Thank you all for your comments. πŸ™‚ Yes, God is totally cool. There is no god like our God.

    3echolon, thank you for sharing your little testimony! Praise the Lord for providing that for you!! He knows our needs. πŸ™‚ Your testimony actually reminded me of something He did for me that I completely forgot about and never shared with anyone because I was embarrassed…embarrassed because God (I know it had to have been Him) did this thing right in front of me and I completely missed it, until AFTER the incident happened. But I will go ahead and share it now since God can never get too much glory! πŸ™‚

    I had to take a Civil Service exam up at the school I graduated from in December of ’08, because I applied for a office associate job there (a few months ago). Well, my dad went online the night before to see if he could find some information about what I should bring or anything important like that. The website apparently said that people taking the exam had to park in a lot there on campus that people had to get a ticket from a ticket booth there before parking in the lot, and then pay when leaving. People taking the exam though would be excused from paying. Well, I had just been up at the campus a few weeks before that and that lot had been closed because there was some construction going on, so I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to park there. I didn’t have a student parking pass since I wasn’t a student there anymore and I didn’t know if I would be able to parking in the regular metered lots because I didn’t know how long my test would be and the meters only go up to 2 hours. So I tried to ask my sis if she would take me that morning because she didn’t have classes until that afternoon but we all realized that wouldn’t really work because we had no idea how long the test would be and we might have been too late getting back home, and then she would’ve been late driving back up there. So then I asked my dad to drop me off there or something but he said he wasn’t going to wait around for me to take my test. So, I decided to give up worrying and just hoped for the lot to be open and the Lord would allow me to get in free.

    So off I go the next morning and the lot was opened back up. Then I saw the reason why it was closed in the first place…the ticket booths were now replaced with machines. So I was like, okay, this better work for me. So I pull up to the machine and saw that people could pay by student ids (maybe credit cards too but i can’t remember and I’m not sure if i had mine that day) and cash. So I pull out my five dollar bill because I figured it wouldn’t be any longer than a 5 hour exam (and that lot costs a $1 an hour) and started to put it in the slot…but it wouldn’t go in. Tried it again…wouldn’t go in. A car pulls up behind me and I was like, “oh great, I dont’ wanna hold anyone up”. So I kept trying to put the dollar in there and it still didn’t go in. And when I say it wouldn’t go in, I mean that it literally wouldn’t go in. Sometimes you stick the bill in and the machine just spits it back out. But this thing wouldn’t even allow my bill to go in. Thankfully there was another little lane next to this one where cars could go through as well, so the car behind me reversed and pulled into that one to pay while I was still stuck there trying to figure out why my money wasn’t working. Well, there was a point in the middle of all this that my eyes just happened to look at the ticket tray where the ticket pops out and I notice a ticket laying there. The only thought in my head at that point was “someone must have left their ticket there” and I didn’t want to take it because I would’ve felt guilty. Well, finally, giving up, frustrated, I pulled through the parking lot, turned around and went back out the exit. Ended up parking in the metered lot, hoping they would let me come out there during my test and put some more money in (which they did, Praise the Lord). I even told the receptionist that they no longer had booths at that other lot, it was machines now, and it wouldn’t take my money. I told this to my dad as well when I got home.

    So later than night, while sitting on my bed, reading my Bible, it hit me like a ton of bricks…that ticket was from the Lord!! It had to have been. The only other possible explanation was that someone forgot it but it would be odd to forgot your ticket right after paying. And that machine (or God?) wasn’t even letting me put the bill in the machine!! And a ticket is mysteriously sitting there. Maybe this was all a coincidence but I did ask Him to take care of me that morning, and we know He’s a God who provides, so…

    Does anyone else think this could’ve been from the Lord?

  3. Ta for these testimonies, they are so awesome and encouraging, showing Gods intricate and detailed concern and love for us :p I had a similar thing happen once, where I had my car parked for the day at an underground parking and when I was leaving college I realized I had no money to pay for parking, with no money in my savings account either. I got a bit stressed trying to figure out how I was going to pay for the parking, and was praying for God’s help, and I went back to my car and I found a R10 note lying about in one of the compartments (I’ve never ever left notes in my car, only ever small change). At that moment I knew it was from God and was such an awesome moment knowing God is with us wherever we go.

  4. I have an update on the hot chocolate testimony. I stayed at my dad’s this week while my sister has been at my mom’s. My sis came back to dad’s today and my mom sent her off with a box of hot chocolate, lol! So God has me covered at my mom’s AND my dad’s! And none of my family even knew about my prayer or testimony. God is awesome. πŸ™‚

  5. I think these are lovely little testimonies Sara, I also have some neat ‘coincidences’ (for want of a better word) which keep reminding me that God is with me. There have been times when I’ve felt quite down and wondered whre God is, then something happens by surprise which lets you know he is still with you. It might just be a phone call from someone unexpected and the first thing they tell you is that God has a plan for your life and that the Holy Spirit is with you. It takes you by such surprise that it must have come from God just when you needed to hear something to remind you he is there.
    God bless+
    Tina

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