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This is where I begin my journey with you, Christian wives everywhere. As I seek the Lord for grace to share testimonies and words of encouragement about marriage, it is my hope that you will: be strengthened to live with your husbands in peace, be encouraged to live according to biblical principals
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In His Service,


Sit Down And Eat

I was reading John 6: 1-15.  You know the story where Jesus feeds the Five Thousand?  I have read it many times before.  You may have too.  This time I reflected on how many times Jesus has performed this same miracle in my life.

I am not ashamed to admit that these are tough financial times.  Shopping for food can be a meal planning and budgeting  nightmare.  As I prepare for dinner, I often feel like Andrew (vs 8).  I look at the "five small barley loaves and two fish" in my pantry and ask... how far will they go among so many?

I often whisper this pitiful prayer to Jesus but one day I commented to a friend.  "Girl, I am not sure when I will get to the grocery store.  Money is tight but we need food".  She responded with something like "Wait on the Lord.  He will provide".

In the midst of such a casual conversation and a pitiful prayer, Jesus responded too.  He told me like he told the disciples "Sit down." (vs 10).  Can you imagime that sometimes I am running so much that I fail to sit down?  I believe Jesus tells us to sit down so we can see Him work.  In the passage, the men sat down and Jesus gave thanks for the food they had gotten from the boy.  After speaking with my friend, I spotted the makings for dinner.  I gave thanks too.  I was not sure when more food would come but I was grateful for what I had. 

Just like in the Bible while I was giving thanks.... it happened.  God the Father multiplied what I served and my family had enough to eat!  But that was not all...

A few days after my dinner, my sister-in-law called.  She said "We have a lot of food over here. Can you come and get it?" I shouted yes! We filled our freezer with meat and veggies.  Then my mother-in-law called.  She said " I am coming to town. Give me a list of food I can bring you from the wholesale place."  I began shouting to the Lord. 

The next day that same girlfriend came to my house.  She brought bags full of groceries, toiletries, and even MONEY! She had spoken to a few women at her Chuch about me.  God moved on their hearts and they gave to me.  They did not know me but they gave to me....I recognized the hand of God because these women sent to my house EXACTLY what was on my grocery list. 

My freezer is full.  My pantry is full.  My closets are full.  My wallet is full.  Can you say GOD IS ABLE!!!!!

By the time I finished crying and thanking the Lord, I was exhausted.  Jesus had fed my multitude!  I still shake when I remember this.  It was not long ago.  I share it with you because I never want to forget....    

When we whisper a pitiful prayer to Jesus and give thanks for what we have... He multiplies it.  He performs a miracle.      



1 comment:

  1. Hi Lisa! I started work early and missed my morning devotional so I came the blog to see what I could find. This posting about sitting down to wait on God and thankfulness was right on time! Thanks