Scripture For Today:
2 Corinthians 9:14
“And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.”
Refuse to Worry pt 3
We have been studying about Refusing to Worry and how we need to “Cast all of our cares over on the Lord, for He cares for us.” That’s in 1 Peter 5:7.
Yesterday, we learned this even includes the little things in our life that gives us some care or concern. As we closed yesterday, I shared about how I pray for a parking spot up close when we go to the mall. And how, 99% of the time – I get one! Praise God!
Sometimes, right after I pray it, somebody pulls out just as I’m getting close to where they are. Amen! Sometimes there is one right there as I get close. Either way – I immediately say, “Thank you Jesus!” right out loud! Amen!
He answered my prayer! I prayed my prayer and shared my request out loud. I’m going to give Him praise out loud too! Amen!
And that is just one example.
My wife and I still rejoice over the time we were in serious financial times. We were going to the grocery store and we only had about $10 or so. So we were just going to get a few things.
We prayed in the car that we would be able to get what we needed with the money we had and just asked the Lord for His Grace in this situation. We prayed in agreement together and stood on the scripture that “all of our needs were met according His riches in glory through and by Christ Jesus.” Etc.
We got out of the car and laying on the ground, right there, was a $20 bill. I am not fibbing at all.
There were no other cars near us. There were a couple of empty parking spaces. There had nobody been walking past our car or near our car. And, top it all off – it was a windy day in Texas. If you are familiar with the wind in Texas, you know what I’m talking about.
But yet, that $20 bill was like pasted to the concrete. Just fluttering a little bit, but stuck right there where I couldn’t miss it. Amen!
I picked it up and looked around to see if someone was near us that had dropped it. But there was nobody there! Amen!
So, my wife and I stopped right there in the parking lot and prayed and gave thanks to the Lord for the extra $20. Praise God! Then we went into the store and bought what we needed and even had about $3 left over. And that went into the offering plate at church the next day! Amen!
Why did you share that brother Bob? Aren’t you ashamed of being that broke?
I did not share that to try and get your sympathy. I did not share that to brag how far we’ve come in 27 years. I shared as a real life example of how the Lord will take care of the things in your life when you OBEY HIS WORD.
In this example, we rejoiced in the $10 we had and prayed it would be enough to get what we needed. The Lord immediately added $20 more dollars to it and we got “more than enough.” Amen!
And, according to the scripture in Philippians 4:6 which says, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything BY PRAYER and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God…”
That’s what we did. Amen!
I wanted to share that story with you to see it is not just looking for parking places that this works. It works in the real world situations of whatever you might find yourself in. For this example, we were short on cash and the Lord provided what we needed.
He did not rain $20K down from Heaven, but He provided $20 and made sure it stuck to the concrete right where I almost had to step on it. Amen!
He will answer your prayers too. But you are the one who has to believe He will answer them. And the Holy Spirit will guide you in praying if you don’t know what to ask for. But you can’t do it if you do not believe and if you do not pray. Because the Holy Spirit will not do your praying for you!
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