Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ A Lesson in Grace

The old pickup truck rambled down the country lane. The preacher man and his two sons - my two sons - were squished into the front seat winding through the mountain roads on a mission. They were getting me a refrigerator to replace the dead one.

This is a lesson in grace.

Our refrigerator died, as in went kaput. We have absolutely no income right now. None. Nada. We have walked by faith our entire married life, but the journey lately has taken us to a new level. We are totally and completely dependent on the Lord for His provision.

Our neighbors brought over a dorm-size fridge and an ice cooler to help us save the small amount of meat and dairy products we had. A while later they called us. 

"My dad has a used fridge that's in pretty good shape," the neighbor said. "I think he'll give us a deal on it."

Sure enough, his dad gave us a good deal. Our neighbor purchased it for us (how amazing is that?) and told us we could pay him back when we had an income. We were astounded. We cried with gratitude.

So now the preacher man and his two sons are on the way to pick up the refrigerator. The old truck rounded a curve and followed the road alongside a small mountain farm. A man standing by the road flagged my men down. He was carrying a wooden crate.

"I've got some green beans fer ya," he said. "Thought you might could use some."

This man was a stranger living on the other side of the county from us. He had never seen my men before.  Could he have been an angel? I don't know. But was he used by God to provide for us? Absolutely. God is like that, you know.

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" ~ Matthew 6: 25,26

A lesson in grace.

God is faithful. He promised He would never leave us, nor forsake us. And He promised the righteous would never be found begging for bread.

As I walk deeper and closer with the Lord, I'm learning more and more what His grace means. It's simply amazing.

Father, Your grace DOES amaze me. Your goodness takes my breath away. As difficult this time is for us, I find Your eternal purpose in it - I see Your face, I feel Your Presence. Thank You. Thank You for Your provision. Thank You for Your faithfulness. And thank You for our refrigerator and green beans. I love You, Lord. Bless Your Holy Name!
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  1. What an awesome testimony to God's faithfulness to us! Thank you so much for sharing! Much Love, ~M <3

    1. Why do we ever doubt? He is SO faithful to His children. Love you!

  2. Nan, I loved this. Your writing makes me feel as though I'm standing beside of you and experiencing it with you. God has given you a great ability, my friend. You have the ability to touch my heart with your words. Love you, precious friend.

    1. Thank you for your blessings Jamie and your kind words. Love you!

  3. Praise the Lord! So glad you got a fridge. God Bless. BJ

    1. Me, too! God is faithful and totally amazing. Bless you Barb.