Fresh Hope – 14th April 2016

A couple of weeks ago, my credit card was broken and needed replacing after years of being constantly sat on, tucked away in my wallet and kept in my back pocket.

Waiting for a new one to come meant that the old one would now be cancelled and therefore could not be used.

A few days later, I couldn’t believe it, when I went out one evening and lost my wallet, complete with debit card and driving licence, amongst other things.

That night, after a thorough search, my wallet seemed lost forever, so I was forced to cancel my debit card and realised that I had literally nothing to go out with the next day – no credit card, no debit card and no cash.

‘No problem’, I thought, early the next morning, until I realised that I was going to be somewhat embarrassed later that day when I turned up to a lunch time meeting with no means to buy anything.

I started to pray at my usual time and began to explain to God, as I had done many times in years gone by, that I needed a miracle of money to see me through the day.

Now of course, being married to a wife with a purse or two, I could have raided her bag and found enough to get by, without a problem I’m sure; however I felt no, this is my problem and I need God to come to my rescue like I know that He could and like I’d witnessed countless times before – especially in the early days of being completely broke.

As I finished praying specifically that God would meet my need before I left the house, I went to get the post and found that there was an envelope with my name on it and inside was £40 in cash.

I thanked God for His faithfulness to me that morning and pondered how he had already sorted it long before I even prayed. He saw my impending need and met it even as I slept.

God knew on that morning that I would be completely out of supply, so He spoke to someone else to come to my home without me knowing and drop money in my post box.

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray He simply said to address God as ‘Our Father’.

When you know God as your Father you can know him as the God that takes care of your needs too, just like any good father would – and remember, He has limitless supply.

Have you ever brought your needs to God?

Have you ever trusted Him and believed that He would supply?

Do it today…He’s waiting to hear from you. In fact, He’s more willing to give than you are to ask.

Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him.

Pastor Mark

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