What has the Lord done in your life this week?
For me it has been seeing God move mightily in the life of a single mom. My friend is one of my heroes. She has raised two teenagers who love the Lord with very little materially. Living in a hotel five years, she diligently taught her teens to have a cheerful attitude despite their lack of worldly possessions.
Depending on God for work, food, or rent is not just an option. He is her survival. How many of us can say the same?
Trouble comes our way and we begin thinking what we can sell, do, or move around to meet the need. For this mother, if God does not provide, it does not happen.
Over the last four years, I have watched in awe as the Lord showed up and showed out in her life. First, He opened the door for her move from a drug and prostitution-infested hotel into one that is more like a small apartment. She has no car, but it was across the street from the high school and within walking distance of church. Next, He opened wide the door for her to obtain her first apartment.
This mother works daily and remains to this day one of the most joyous and hard-working people I know. She is grateful for everything that passes through her hands. And she is a faithful tither and giver.
At one point a few years ago she faced a particularly trying time. With no extra money or dental insurance, she suffered with a bad tooth. Her health issue arose at a time when those who could normally help her had no extra resources. It was frustrating to see her suffer and know it was out of our control. It was a God-only time for her and for those around her. Many women were praying for weeks, crying out for her relief and provision. She was able to obtain antibiotics to help the infection, but soon they ran out.
In desperation, she walked into a dental office and asked if the dentist would see her although she had only $50. Not only did he see her, he pulled her tooth for $25! Because of the additional cost of x-rays ($50), she was told that she could come back later and pay the balance. But the following day she received a call from the office staff saying they took up the money and covered the balance for her. Praise the Lord!
God’s favor is not to be taken for granted. He can move on the hearts of others to be the pipeline for His provision. I am thankful to a real, working, living God who sees and meets our needs. I am thankful for the opportunity to have seen this miracle unfold.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1
What’s your praise report today? Give God the glory and tell of His faithfulness!
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