See the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
It is so calming that God had planned to preserve our lives with His protection and provision even before, during and after our calamity. God acted His Word at His very own way and timetable. At the flood of Noah's time the Lord additionally commanded in Genesis 6:21 "You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them." That truly identifies God who supplied before the tragedy.
We were not literally flooded with depths of rain water but of trials. However, God never fails and we lack nothing. Because by the time that I am to express our prearranged favor to my company where I’m departing, the LORD never allowed me to beg but the HR personnel highlighted and told me what I want to happen for my ex gratia (to be released monthly for four months), medical insurance (to be extended), residence visa (to be cancelled till can land a new job). These were God’s great plan of provision prior the flood will happen.
A night before the prayer meeting I heard an audible voice from the Lord saying “tomorrow you will receive a big sum of amount” and I shamefully wrestled with doubt to Him and said, “at sino naman Panginoon ang kayang magbigay ng ganong kalaking halaga?” (and who is that Lord that can afford to give such a great price?). After the prayer meeting, I was placed into the most embarrassing situation by God because He had done that night. Surprisingly, a generous family imparted us their huge blessings. There God again proven that if He is providing ahead then he will continue to provide more even during our tragedy.
It was not ended there, the Lord never run out of generous children. In Friday Worship Service there was someone whom God used to bless us bountifully with such big proportion of her blessings.
Recently, I desire for a long sleeve and God spared me in spending. As I entered our apartment there is a paper bag labeled “To Brother Rey” I even thought that was for another brethren knowingly at our cluster there are four of us have identical names. As I opened, the message confirmed that it was mine. That is how valuable we are with our loving God who keeps on supplying our needs! Hallelujah!
The Lord knows who you are, we can't return back your generosity but one thing for sure "A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap" (Luke 6:38).
Therefore, in every circumstances we have encountered we can rely on God’s presence and care because the ‘Lord's unfailing love surrounds the one who trust Him.’
God bless you beyond measure!
by: Lopeace FAM
Glory to God alone.