My son told me this story last Friday and I don't think he'd mind me sharing it. Right now he's your typical poor college student just trying to get out of school. His current job is as a floater at a major department store. This means he never knows when he will work and when he will not. That can get tough on the budget now and then.
He told me he was driving home that day and complained to the Lord. Yes, as children we are going to complain to the Lord sometimes. It's natural for children to complain once in awhile and God is not necessarily offended by it.
He talked to the Lord about how hard he was try to get himself promoted at work. Everyone was patting him on the head but nothing was coming much of it. He was trying to be a good steward with what little money he had. He was trying to make better use of his time and give to the Lord.
He finished by saying, "God, I don't even have $5.00 in my pocket." When he arrived home, he discovered a letter from an online survey company he had participated in back in January. Most of the surveys he had been able to complete but he had finished a couple.
He opened the letter and his eyes got wide. He started to chuckle. Inside was a check...for $5.00.
In a gentle loving way, God showed my son that his eye is upon him. He care about the little things as well as the big things in our lives. This is the journey his parents were started on so many years ago and we still rise up and say "God is faithful, even in the dark places. God still makes our darkness light!" I am rejoicing to see my son starting his journey of faith as well. It is not an easy path, but it is the only way to please God!
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Remember we must never forget
[bible]2 Corinthians 5:7[/bible]
WOW! This is a very old blog! When I saw that my son was still in college at the time, I went back to look at the date this was written. It was on April 13, 2008.
You know, when I see things that I wrote during that time, I flip back through my electronic calendar and look at the date. It was on a Sunday shortly before 7:00 a.m. I'd had a chemo infusion (which included "the red devil") on Friday. Then I had my neulasta shot on Saturday.
By now, I knew the drill. You do not begin to exhibit the physical signs of chemo when you receive it nor does it really hit you the next day. It would hit me with full force the following day, on Sunday between 1 and 2. That's when I had my reaction to neulasta as well. I get shivers just thinking about the horrible pain I had as I reacted to both chemo and neulasta!
I needed that little story about $5.00 faith back then and I needed it today so I am very thankful God brought it to my attention through you.
[quote]God is faithful, even in the dark places. God still makes our darkness light![/quote]
Yes, He is.
Yes. GOD is a blessing GOD and a providing GOD. I also watched a video about a pastor (that time he was just a student) who did not have money to pay his living expenses. He prayed to GOD to give him NZD300. After a while, his door bell rang. He opened the door and a spiritual sister was standing there. The spiritual sister handed him NZD300 and explained that GOD inspired her to give him this sum. The pastor's name is 林义忠。His testimony is available in YouTube.
What the Greatest Kindness! What the Merciful GOD! Just like Matthew Chapter 6 mentioned. We should seek HIS Kingdom and HIS Righteousness first, all other things will be provided.