Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Take Your Hands Off My Car
Our Associate Pastor Tom,
knew we were leaving soon for our move to Oklahoma, and we would probably be selling
our almost new Oldsmobile Station wagon.
Tom drove an old rattle trap of a car, but he was happy it still ran.
One day he playfully placed
his hands on the hood of our car and said, “I claim this car for my youth ministry."
We joked back at him and
said, “Please take your hands off our car.”
That evening my husband and I
had a talk and later spoke with Tom.We
told him if he was serious, we would offer him the car for about half of what
it was worth Blue Book.
Tom was elated and took the
information to his bank and they told him they would be happy to finance the
entire amount as the car was worth that and more. In fact they added some to the loan so he was
able to pay a large amount on his student loan.
This worked out good for us
too, as we were happy about giving him a good deal for the Lords work.
In life if there is something
you need (or desire) from God, it is good to place a name on it.Tell God all about it and if it is a serious
need, request others to pray along with you.
Don’t just think in your
mind, but verbally say with your mouth what you require.
We planned to use the payment
Tom gave us toward a Ford Van so we could pack it full when we moved to Oklahoma to attend RhemaBibleCollege.
We needed a Ford Van with
only front seats.
My husband spoke in
Faith to me and said, “Hazel we will pay cash for the Van, you just wait and
I did not know where the money was
going to come from.
Selling our car brought a
good part of it and then - - unexpectedly we received a large refund check from
our Work-man’s Compensation Insurance company because we had no accidents.We were almost there, when another surprise
refund check from a previous year arrived that covered the rest of the van.
We must have been a sight
when we finally left for Oklahoma
with our Pick Up Truck full, our Ford van full, and our two daughters driving
their own cars full.We had with us; two dogs
a cat a bird and angels watching over us.
The next year 76/77 was an exciting
time, and God performed many miracles along the way.
God desires to bless you and
prosper you so that you can bless others.Ask in faith believing and be brave to speak out and say what you are
needing God to do for you.